#BOXOFFICE: “READY PLAYER ONE” AIN’T PLAYIN’ GAMES
READY PLAYER ONE isn’t playin’ at all this Easter Weekend! The latest Steven Spielberg Film debuts atop the Box Office with a strong $52 million from 4,234 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets 76% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
Debuting a second this weekend is Tyler Perry‘s ACRIMONY with $16.9 million from 2,006 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. It gets 30% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
In third is BLACK PANTHER with $11.5 million in its seventh week out. Its gross in North America comes to $650 million.
Faith-based Drama I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is in fourth this weekend with $10.4 million for Roadside Attractions. It has made $55 million over three weeks.
PACIFIC RIM UPRISING lands in fifth spot with $9.5 million in its second week out, a two-week total of $46 million domestically.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is ISLE OF DOGS with $2.8 million, a total $5.9 million over two weeks.
#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.
#BOXOFFICE: “BLACK PANTHER” STILL MUCH THE BEST
BLACK PANTHER is triumphant a fifth straight week at the Box Office, taking-in $28.5 million from 3,834 theatres for Marvel/Disney. In its domestic run, the Blockbuster has made an outstanding $606 million over five weeks.
TOMB RAIDER makes a courageous challenge but only can muster $23.5 million from 3,854 theatres for Warner Bros., good enough for a close second and on any other weekend perhaps good enough for top spot. It gets a 50% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
A WRINKLE IN TIME places third with $17 million in its second week out, a total $60.5 million for Disney thus far in North America.
In fourth with $15.1 million its debut from 1,629 theatres for Lionsgate Films, is Christian Rock Movie I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, starring Dennis Quaid. It gets 60% on the Tomatometer and an A+ CinemaScore.
LOVE, SIMON debuts in fifth spot with $11.7 million for 20th Century Fox from 2,402 theatres. The Greg Berlanti Teen Comedy starring Nick Robinson, gets a 91% on the Tomatometer and an A+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
DEATH WISH rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.4 million. It has made $30 million over three weeks for eOne Films/MGM.