Box Office Report: 'Pacific Rim Uprising' Takes Over 1st from 'Black Panther'

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Pacific Rim Uprising sees Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) directing a cast that includes John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Adria Arjona (True Detective), Scott Eastwood (Suicide Squad), Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000), Levi Meaden (Aftermath), Karan Brar (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Nick Tarabay (Spartacus), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3), Mackenyu (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) and Jing Tian (Police Story: Lockdown), while Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day and Burn Gorman reprise their roles from the first film.

"Pacific Rim Uprising" debuts at #1 on the United States weekend box office chart.

But the result for "Pacific Rim: Uprising", a Universal Pictures-Legendary Entertainment release that cost $150 million to make, was soft - at least domestically. "Tomb Raider", $10.4 million. 6. The original movie grossed $112 million total in China compared to its $102 million in North America, so Asia is once again driving the franchise.

Pacific Rim 2, set mostly in China is bigger player overseas, where the $150-M film debuted to $122.5-M. That being said, it wasn't a down weekend for Black Panther at all as it became the highest grossing superhero film of all-time, topping The Avengers with a domestic cume that now totals $630.9 million, becoming one of the top five domestic releases of all-time. It should finish off domestically with around $35 million, and on a $59 million budget that won't be a money-making total. The Marvel hit has grossed over $631M domestically since the film hit theaters just six-weeks ago. $10.6 million opening in 3,662 theaters, averaging less than $3,000 per theater.

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"Tomb Raider" dropped to number-five on the domestic charts, only bringing in $10.4M across 3,854 locations. Tomb Raider has grossed $211 million globally so far, so it's not a complete disaster, but I wouldn't expect a sequel any time soon.

A Wrinkle in Time is slipping away, down another 51% for $8 million in its third weekend. It isn't doing much better overseas with another $2.3 million and just $14.1 million total in just 31% of worldwide territories.

Love, Simon suffered a similar drop in its second week to those films, earning just $7.8 million capping its two-week total around $23.7 million. "Sherlock Gnomes", $10.6 million. 5.

Following I Can Only Imagine's success, biblical drama Paul, Apostle of Christ opened in line with estimates with US$5 million at 1,473 sites over Palm Sunday weekend. Debuting in limited release was Fox Searchlight's Isle of Dogs, which earned $1.5 million from 27 theaters for an impressive $58,148 per-screen average, Final Portrait which earned $28,214 from three theaters for a $9,405 per-screen average and Getting Grace which took in $107,676 from 60 theaters for a dismal $1,795 per-screen average.

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