'Black Panther' holds off 'Tomb Raider' to remain box office champion

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The superhero flick was the number one movie at the North American box office bringing in $27 million this past weekend. The film stars Nick Robinson in what would be a classic love story - except that it is the first romantic comedy from a mainstream studio to be told from a gay teen's perspective.

Since its release five weeks ago, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther has dominated the box office. It is poised to pass The Avengers as the highest grossing superhero movie of all time, according to Box Office Mojo.

The Ryan Coogler-directed Marvel flick that has already brought in over a billion bucks globally continues to break records and is now the 18th highest-grossing film of all time.

Amazingly, the low budget movie beat Disney's big-budget A Wrinkle In Time, which landed in fourth with an estimated $16.56 million in its second week on release.

Warner Bros."Tomb Raider" starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft is an origins movie that starts with a young and resolute Lara Croft on her way to her first adventures.




Before "Avatar" the last film to spend five weeks on top was 1999's "The Sixth Sense".

Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions' faith-based drama "I Can Only Imagine" outperformed forecasts with $17.1 million at 1,629 venues, notching the top per-screen average in the top 10 with $10,476. The $90 million film opened with $23.5 million, largely failing to stir much excitement among moviegoers.

According to comScore, the weekend was down 50 percent from the same weekend in 2017 when Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" opened with a record-breaking $174.8 million. It's the type of film that turns fans into passionate evangelists who spread the word to their friends and return to see the movie again and again, and it's paying off for Marvel Studios in a big way.

Aviron's second weekend of horror sequel "Strangers: Prey at Night" finished eighth with $4.8 million at 2,464 venues. It's also the second-fastest film to earn $600 million domestically at 31 days, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which crossed that marker just 12 days after its release.

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