Black Panther surpass Tomb Raider for Fifth Box Office Crown
Los Angeles (Reuters) : Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther has maintained its impetus at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million from 3,834 locations.
Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” completed at second in its opening weekend in line with hope with $23.5 million from 3,854 sites for Warner Bros. and MGM. The videogame-based action adventure score a B grade from moviegoers in Cinema Score exit polls.
Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions’ faith-based drama “I Can Only Imagine” outperformed forecasts with $17.1 million at 1,629 venues, notching the top per-screen average in the top 10 with $10,476. The studio plans to expand “I Can Only Imagine,” based on the story behind the hit song of the same name, to more than 2,000 sites next weekend.
Disney’s second weekend of time-travel venture “A Wrinkle in Time” followed in fourth with $16.6 million at 3,980 locations, lifting its 10-day total to $61.1 million. “Wrinkle,” directed by Ava DuVernay , declined by precisely half from its opening weekend.
Fox’s launch of gay teen comedy-drama “Love, Simon” took fifth with $11.5 million at 2,402 venues, amid strong support from critics with a 91 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Simon,” starring Nick Robinson as a conflicted high schooler, notched an A+ CinemaScore with the audience, giving Fox execs expect for strong rumor and extended playability. Females comprised 58 percent of ticket buyers.