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.
20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will would love to give Toronto and Vancouver Readers a chance to see UNSANE, starring Claire Foy. Screenings take place on Thursday, March 15, 2018.
Synopsis: Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy) is being stalked by a man named David (Joshua Leonard). She blocks his number on her cell phone, changes her email address, takes out a restraining order and moves many times to escape him.
She looks into support groups for the victims of stalkers and thinking she’s signing papers to become a member of a group at a mental health center, she winds up being involuntarily admitted as a psychiatric patient. Not only that, but she believes her stalker has followed her and is posing as a medical worker to get close to her. The more she insists she’s not crazy, the crazier she appears.
Her mother (Amy Irving) tries to get Sawyer released, and even goes so far as to go to the police. As Sawyer continues to see David all around her, she begins to wonder if she actually is crazy.