Pacific Rim: Uprising topples the mighty Black Panther at the box office



Globally, Black Panther finished Sunday with $1.237 billion in ticket sales, passing up Iron Man 3 ($1.214 billion) to rank as the No. 3 superhero title of all time at the worldwide box office behind Avengers ($1.518 billion) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion).

Pacific Rim: Uprising won its opening weekend at the domestic box office despite lackluster overall numbers, but the film is performing far stronger in global markets.

Black Panther's box office streak ended by Pacific Rim Sequel.

But the result for "Pacific Rim: Uprising", a Universal Pictures-Legendary Entertainment release that cost $150 million to make, was soft - at least domestically. The sequel stars John Boyega (also making his producer debut), as well as Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, and Zhang Jin, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman returning from the original film.

Faith-based drama I Can Only Imagine followed up last weekend's overperformance with an exceptional hold, down just 19% to $13.8 million.

Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction film, directed by Steven S. DeKnight (in his feature-film directorial debut) and written by DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin. That includes $65 million from its opening in China, bringing its worldwide box office total to $150 million.

The Marvel smash hit, starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyong'o has earned $631 million in the USA and Canada - making it the highest-grossing superhero film in the United States according to industry tracker Box Office Mojo, overtaking "The Avengers" (2012).

Sherlock Gnomes, a computer-animated comedy about a garden doll version of the Arthur Conan Doyle detective, made US$10.6 million - a steep decline compared with its predecessor, Gnomeo & Juliet, which made US$25.3 million upon its opening in 2011. There's still a good ways to go before it sees profit, and with a likely domestic final around $70 million, it will need more of those overseas grosses - especially since China is again a strong part of those totals. Falling from second last week to fifth this was "Tomb Raider", a Warner Bros. adventure reboot starring Swedish actress Alicia Vikander as the fearless and ferocious Lara Croft. "A Wrinkle in Time", $8 million. 7. "Black Panther", $16.7 million ($12.9 million international). 3. "Sherlock Gnomes", $10.6 million. 5. The film dropped 56% during its second weekend and just crossed $40 million domestically. The "I Can Only Imagine" cumulative mark now stands at $38.3 million.

Young adult romantic drama Midnight Sun stars Bella Thorne as a teen who has been sheltered at home since childhood due to a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight.

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