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

T'Challa in Black Panther and Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
T'Challa in Black Panther and Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
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20 March, 2018

Black Panther has overpowered Tomb Raider to make it five weeks at the top of the North American box office.

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

In addition, "Black Panther" also holds the distinction of being the first movie since 2009's "Avatar" to hold onto the #1 spot for five consecutive 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.

The movie is now the seventh movie at the domestic box office to top $600 million. "Black Panther" is also less than $18 million shy of passing "The Avengers" as the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time.

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Before Avatar, the last film to do it was 1999's The Sixth Sense by M. Night Shyamalan. But this weekend's Tomb Raider opener was no match for Angelina Jolie's version in the early 2000s.

Black Panther will also be passing Iron Man 3 at the worldwide box office ($1,214.8 billion).

It also earned 30 million dollars internationally this weekend, pushing its worldwide cume to 577.1 million dollars and global cume to 1,182.5 million dollars to date, according to studio figures collected by comScore. Black Panther has now raked in $605.4M domestically and an impressive $1.182 billion globally. One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two. The $90 million film opened with $23.5 million, largely failing to stir much excitement among moviegoers. 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 Christian drama I Can Only Imagine blew away expectations to open with $17.1 million.

"As "Black Panther" continues to knock off all other blockbusters, its next true weekend challengers include "Pacific Rim 2" (opening Friday) and" Ready Player One"(March 29).


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