HOLLYWOOD—Well, after more than 5 weeks of dominating the box-office the Marvel superhero flick “Black Panther” was finally dethroned. “Pacific Rim Uprising,” a sequel to the 2013 robotic action-flick directed by Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro debuted at the top spot earning $28 million. Not the most impressive debut for a flick that was released in over 3700 theaters. It also doesn’t help that the film starring John Boyega and Scott Eastwood reportedly cost over $150 million to produce. The film might recoup its budget overseas, but it’s not likely to transpire in North America.
“Black Panther” dropped to second place adding another $16.7 million to its tally. So after 6 weeks in theaters, the film has amounted over $630 million at the domestic box-office. Hmm, looks like Marvel’s “The Avengers” is no longer the highest grossing superhero flick of all-time. The Christian-based film, “I Can Only Imagine” is still holding on strong in third place at the box-office adding another $13.8 million to its total. In only 10 days, the flick is already nearing $40 million.
The animated feature “Sherlock Gnomes” debuted in fourth place with a meek $10.6 million. It looks like the reboot of video game star Lara Croft was a bust. “Tomb Raider” dropped from second place last weekend to fifth place this week with $10.4 million. It has just barely crossed the $40 million mark at the domestic box-office in its second week in theaters.
With the Easter holiday weekend approaching moviegoers will have the opportunity to salivate on Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure “Ready Player One” or Tyler Perry’s new dramatic thriller “Acrimony.” Gotta say, “Acrimony” has peaked my interest and I can’t wait to see it!