Look! 'Black Panther' Tops The Box Office For The 5th Weekend Straight

The Weekend Report

The Weekend Report

Bringing in $27 million (£19.2 million) over the weekend (March 16-18), Black Panther's U.S. box office takings now stand at $605.4 million (£431 million).

Marvel Studios' Black Panther is out here doing things other movie companies could only dream of. I expect the film to have some success and remain in the top five for at least a couple weeks.

According to Deadline, Black Panther is looking at delivering a profit in the region of $460 million to Marvel Studios, which puts it ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron ($382.3 million) and Captain America: Civil War ($193.4 million), both of which have heavy participation and back-end deals for its cast. That would make Black Panther the highest-grossing MCU movie domestically. It's the fourth-highest fifth weekend of all time, and the first time a film has held the top spot for five weekends in a row since 2009's "Avatar". The worldwide gross of the film has passed $70 million.

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Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros., said "Tomb Raider" came close to studio expectations in North America but that global ticket sales were a primary focus. Tomb Raider was based off the successful 2013 video game, a reboot of its own that looked to alter the titular character's origin. The film had a surprise opening of $17 million and is quite impressive considering the film was only playing in a little over 1600 theaters. Never mind that Christian dramas have been even more successful than this in recent years. The film based on the popular novel was right around expectations and I'm predicting a $30-$40 million domestic gross. And as is common for Christian films, I Can Only Imagine (like Heaven is For Real and War Room) earned a ideal grade of 'A+' via CinemaScore polling. "So it had a really classic playbook for these type of movies".

It stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel in the story of a teen trying to hide the truth about his sexuality from his family, his friends and all of his classmates.

Fox Searchlight's Oscar victor "The Shape of Water" also launched in China this weekend with $10.4 million following its best-picture win. The film received an A+ CinemaScore. That's very sad if true. Final North American numbers are due Monday afternoon.

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