'Pacific Rim: Uprising' tops the box office as 'Black Panther' becomes the highest-grossing superhero film ever
After an exceptional five weekends at number one, Black Panther finally saw its box office reign come to an end. Supplanting it at the top spot was Pacific Rim: Uprising, which opened to a just-OK $28 million on 3,708 screens. Black Panther, meanwhile, tacked $16.6 million to its domestic haul for a total of $630.9 million, in the process officially surpassing The Avengers ($623.2 million) to becoming the highest-grossing superhero film of all time. Again, that’s domestic; worldwide, Black Panther is still sitting at $1.23 billion against The Avengers’ $1.51 billion.
Coming in at spot number three was faith-based drama I Can Only Imagine (weekend gross $13.8 million, total gross $38.3 million), which dropped less than 20% from its debut last weekend. Fellow faith-based release Paul, Apostle of Christ lagged far behind at spot number eight, earning $5 million in its first weekend.
Also new to theaters in wide release was Sherlock Gnomes, which earned a mediocre $10.6 million; its predecessor, Gnomeo and Juliet, opened to $25.3 million in 2011. Rounding out the top five was Tomb Raider, which fell 56% in its second weekend for a haul of $10.4 million (total gross $41.7 million).
New release Midnight Sun snuck into the top ten with $4.1 million, while Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane landed just outside of it with an opening cume of $3.8 million. The weekend’s highest per-theatre average, meanwhile, belonged to Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, which opened to $1.5 million on 27 screens for a PTA of $58,148.
Also new to theatres in limited release were Getting Grace ($107,676 on 60 screens), Final Portrait ($28,214 on three screens), Ismael’s Ghost ($19,000 on two screens), Back to Burgundy ($12,060 on four screens) and Summer in the Forest ($8,660 on one screen).