Black Panther continued to make history in its fifth weekend with a box-office haul of $27 million, defeating Tomb Raider and becoming only the seventh film ever to cross the $600 million mark in North America.
The other big headline of the weekend was Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate's faith-based film I Can Only Imagine, which vastly over performed. The movie debuted to $17.1 million from 1,628 cinemas, defeating A Wrinkle of Time and Love, Simon — the first film from a major Hollywood studio featuring a gay teen protagonist — in a surprise upset.
Black Panther is the first film since Avatar eight years ago to top the chart for five consecutive weekends, and only the third film to do so in 19 years after Avatar and The Sixth Sense. The Disney and Marvel superhero pic finished Sunday with a domestic total of $605.4 million and $1.182 billion globally. In the U.S., it is only days away from overtaking fellow Marvel film The Avengers($623 million) to become the top-grossing superhero film of all time in North America, unadjusted for inflation.
Tomb Raider's muted domestic bow of $23.5 million is a disappointment for Warner Bros. and MGM, which partnered in rebooting the female-led franchise that's based on the videogame. Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug (The Wave) directed the $90 million film, which stars Alicia Vikander opposite Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu and Kristin Scott Thomas.
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