Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman as the superhero king of a utopian African country, has nearly singlehandedly kept the year's box office total slightly above the same period last year.
In theaters now, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N'Jadaka/Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue. 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.
As for Tomb Raider, a sequel now seems unlikely given the film's soft opening, however, word of mouth could surprise.
Winning the domestic box office this weekend with an estimated $27.02 million, according to boxofficepro, it marks the movie's fifth-straight week atop at No. 1. Black Panther's worldwide total now sits at $1.1 billion.
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"Vikander is perfectly cast in the role inhabited by Angelina Jolie in the 2001 film "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and the 2003 sequel", wrote movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore in an email to Xinhua.
Elsewhere at the box office, the other big headline centered around I Can Only Imagine, a faith-based film from Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate, which did a surprising $17.1 million from 1,628 theaters. In fact, the collections of Black Panther are more than that of top 5 Hindi films put together, which is just insane. This is kind of underwhelming for a movie that cost well over $90 million to make not including marketing costs.
Directed by Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin and starring J. Michael Finley, I Can Only Imagine recounts the story behind the MercyMe song of the same name, the best-selling Christian single of all time.
Playing to a virtually opposite audience was 20th Century Fox's Love, Simon, the first film from a major Hollywood studio featuring a gay teen protagonist.