#BOXOFFICE: “PACIFIC RIM” ‘RISES’ TO THE OCCASION
We don’t believe our eyes! BLACK PANTHER after a five-week reigns is toppled by PACIFIC RIM UPRISING in its debut this weekend with $26.2 million from 2,850 theatres for Universal Pictures. The Film gets a 47% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. Its 2013 Predecessor opened with $37 million.
BLACK PANTHER settles for second with $16.6 million from 3,708 theatres for Disney/Marvel. In its six-weeks it has made $631 million domestically in an outstanding run.
Faith Drama I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is in third spot with $13.7 million for Roadside Attractions, expanding to 2,553 theatres in North America this weekend. It already has grossed $38 million in two weeks.
TOMB RAIDER settles in fourth with $10 million for Warner Bros., a two-week total of $41.3 million in North America.
Opening in fifth is SHERLOCK GNOMES with $9.7 million for Paramount Pictures from 3,662 theatres. By contrast, its Predecessor, 2011’s GNOMEO & JULIET opened with $25 million. It gets 19% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore
PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST gets a timely pre-Easter release, opening with $4.9 million from 1,473 theatres for Sony Pictures, good enough for eighth spot.
MIDNIGHT SUN starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, places ninth and opens in 2,173 theatres with $4 million for eOne Films/Open Road Films. It gets 21% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is UNSANE with $3.8 million from 2,023 theatres for 20th Century Fox Canada/Bleecker Street Films. The Steven Soderbergh Film gets 79% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.