There seems to be no stopping "Black Panther", as it keeps leaping in the box office, becoming only the second movie in the 21st century to stay number 1 for 5 straight weeks. By next weekend, it should overtake The Avengers to become the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in North America (until Avengers: Infinity War, at least).
No other superhero film has remained atop the box office for five or more weeks, and only Avatar, Titanic, and The Sixth Sense have done so in the last 20 years. Why, that would be Warner Bros./MGM's "Tomb Raider", opening to $23.5 million from 3,854 screens.
That makes the Marvel movie the seventh-biggest domestic release ever - sliding in right behind "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ($619.8 million) - and the No. 14 ever worldwide, before adjusting for inflation.
But it did gang-busters overseas tapping into $102.5 million for a worldwide take of $126 million. according to Box Office Mojo. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is the first film released in 2001 and opened with $47.7 million.
With its additional $27 million from this weekend, Black Panther is now up to an incredible $605.4 million domestic gross.
"Black Panther" is back on top! "To everyone who celebrated the release by watching, dressing up, singing in the cinemas and enjoying the film across social media, a very big thank you from all of us at Disney and Marvel Studios". Directed by Jake Kasdan, the $90 million-budgeted film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. 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. Tomb Raider is basically a reboot of early 2000s film franchise, which was accentuated by the well-known Angelina Jolie.
The Christian drama I Can Only Imagine blew away expectations to open with $17.1 million.
"Black Panther" will face competition next weekend from Universal-Legendary's launch of "Pacific Rim: Uprising" and Paramount's animated comedy "Sherlock Gnomes".