Universal/Legendary’s “Pacific Rim: Uprising” took the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $28.5 million from 3,704 screens. That’s down 23 percent from the $37.2 million that its Guillermo del Toro-directed predecessor made in 2013.
While that result is on the upper end of pre-weekend projections, the John Boyega-fronted blockbuster was going to need a lot more to make back its $150 million production budget. But “Uprising” has performed well in Asia as the film opened day-and-date in 61 markets for a global start of $150.5 million. The film has a mixed reception, with a 46 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and a B from opening night audiences on CinemaScore.
Black Panther” took second place with $17.5 million, but Disney and Marvel Studios won’t worry too much about having its No. 1 streak snapped at five weekends. With this result, “Black Panther” is now the fifth-highest grossing film on the domestic charts, passing “The Avengers” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with $631 million. That makes it the highest grossing superhero movie in box office history.
Worldwide, the film now sits No. 12 on the all-time charts, passing the totals earned by “Iron Man 3” and “The Fate of the Furious” this weekend with $1.237 billion. Last year’s remake of “Beauty and the Beast” is next with $1.26 billion, followed by “Frozen” in tenth place with $1.27 billion.
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