April 23, 2018

Black Panther tops Tomb Raider to claim fifth weekend at box office

19 March 2018, 09:56 | Clyde Nash

Black Panther Buries Tomb Raider as Marvel Film Achieves Avatar Record

Black Panther box office

However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T'Challa's mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Meanwhile, the film has taken in an additional $577.1 million in overseas grosses, catapulting "Black Panther" to above the billion-dollar mark, with a worldwide box office of $1.18 billion... and counting. With a budget of over $100 million, that's a tough pill to swallow.

I Can Only Imagine takes the third spot domestically with $17.1 million (GBP12.2 million).

FOX's "Love, Simon" made $11.5M across 2,402 locations this weekend, which landed the film in the top-five overall.

As Russia Votes, Reports of Ballot Stuffing, a Hack
Earlier on Sunday, the polling stations opened in Moscow and across central Russian Federation for the presidential elections. Russia's Central Election Commission also said it was looking into claims of ballot stuffing in Siberia's Kemerovo region.

Next weekend will find Black Panther facing off against the romantic drama Midnight Sun starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger; the animated sequel, Sherlock Gnomes; and the thriller, Unsane, with Claire Foy. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) directed the $90 million film, which stars Alicia Vikander opposite Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas. Note: the numbers below will be updated as they become final.

"Tomb Raider", which led the Friday box office, takes second place for the weekend. Though it has grossed $96 million in two weeks of release in China, Black Panther slid steeply in its second weekend. The $7 million film had been projected by trackers to make $5-6 million, but has earned huge word of mouth among Christian audiences with an A+ on CinemaScore.

Reviews for the new Tomb Raider were lukewarm, though many praised Vikander, while moviegoers gave it a so-so B CinemaScore. It stars J. Michael Finley as the singer behind one of the most popular Christian songs, by the band MercyMe. "Love, Simon" was directed by Greg Berlanti, the film stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, and Josh Duhamel. "I feel great that we had the kind of exit polls that we did", said Chris Aronson, distribution chief for Fox.

According to comScore, the weekend was down 50% from the same weekend in 2017 when Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" opened with a record-breaking $174.8 million. Where available, the latest global numbers also are included.

Other News

Trending Now

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization for Documents
But the President is insisting that he wants to as he reportedly believes that he has done nothing wrong. FINSUM: It will be interesting to see how sharply, if at all, Trump reacts to this move.

Jeff Green collects season-high 3 blocks in Cavaliers' Tuesday win
The Cavaliers and their opponents' final score has beaten the Over/Under 3 times, while falling under 4 times. The Cavaliers have a 4-6 record during their last 10-game stretch and are 16-17 in away games this season.

Loss leaves Virginia Tech still looking to take 'next step'
But whether this year's team can match that run will likely depend on Petty and Sexton continuing to score in tandem. The Hokies forced 17 turnovers but couldn't slow down Petty and had trouble whenever Sexton got into the lane.

India wins with Dinesh Karthik's last ball six: Nidahas Final 2018
Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman gave away just one run in the 18th over and took the wicket of Pandey to give Bangladesh the edge. India needed five runs of the last ball and Dinesh Karthik smashed a remarkable six over cover off Soumya Sarkar's bowling .

Broadcom To Scrap Qualcomm Bid After Trump Block
Broadcom's months-long attempt to takeover Qualcomm is officially over following yesterday's intervention by the White House . Broadcom indicated in its statement it will move forward with its effort to move its headquarters back to the United States.

J&K: 2 militants killed, CRPF jawan injured in encounter in Khonmoh
The native areas of the slain militants had witnessed massive protests on Friday both before and after their funerals. Meanwhile, Indian forces' personnel resorted to teargas shelling to disperse protesters in the area.

Newly Released Footage Shows What Deputy Did During Parkland Shooting
Officers from the Coral Springs Police Department, the first to arrive on the scene, pushed into the building anyway. His actions were enough to warrant an internal affairs investigation, as requested by Sheriff Israel on February 21.

A Colorado company has ties to bridge collapse in Miami
The FIGG Bridge Group is building the new Cline Avenue Bridge, which will replace one that was condemned and closed in 2009. If you have any information on the bridge collapse that can help investigators, call police at 305-471-2421 or 305-471-2400.

Dzeko strikes to take Roma into Champions League last eight
They came close twice to taking the lead, firstly, when AS Roma avoided putting the ball in their own from a resulting corner. SHAKHTAR DONESTK star Facundo Ferreyra sparked a mass brawl in their loss to Roma after shoving a ball boy over.

Captain Marvel may be in Avengers: Infinity War after all
A report surfaced today from a visit to the Infinity War set back in June of a year ago that revealed that Brie Larson was there. The film boasts of having an incredible ensemble star cast with many actors from previous MCU films.