The excitement continues about the riveting and top grossing film "Black Panther" and the success of its cast members, including the child-version of villain "Killmonger" who reportedly racked up a large sum of "moolah" daily. Marvel's Black Panther earned another $27 million this past weekend, putting its domestic total at $605,400,528 and making it only the seventh film in history to cross the $600 million threshold in North America. It is the first movie since Avatar to be at the top of the domestic box office for five straight weeks.
Warner Bros."Tomb Raider" starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft is an origins movie that starts with a young and resolute Lara Croft on her way to her first adventures. Here in the USA, the film has raked in over $600 million, making it the seventh highest-grossing film in American history. Also, it now trails Marvel's The Avengers by less than $20 million to become the highest grossing superhero movie of all time.More news: Najib in Sydney for ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
"I Can Only Imagine" doubled expectations by sticking to the typical tactic of "faith-based" releases with a grassroots marketing effort that focused on Southern, Southwestern and suburban moviegoers.
"Black Panther" has now inched its way to $605 million in USA ticket sales.More news: Conte: Chelsea will target top four and FA Cup
Amazingly, the low budget movie beat Disney's big-budget A Wrinkle In Time, which landed in fourth with an estimated $16.56 million in its second week on release.
Love, Simon rounds out the top five with $11.5 million. Fox's third weekend of "Red Sparrow" followed in ninth with $4.5 million at 2,583 venues, pushing the Jennifer Lawrence thriller past $39 million. This gives the remake of the Charles Bronson exploitation film a three-week total of $29.9 million as it takes a final bow before presumably exiting the top ten.More news: Syria's Assad visits Eastern Ghouta troops in rare 'front line' visit
"Black Panther" will face competition next weekend from Universal-Legendary's launch of "Pacific Rim: Uprising" and Paramount's animated comedy "Sherlock Gnomes".
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