“Black Panther” Will Achieve Several Milestones, but the Real Story This Weekend is “I Can Only Imagine”
The faith-based drama based on a popular Christian song came out just ahead of Disney's A Wrinkle in Time over the weekend, while Tomb Raider disappointed in second place.
Spielberg had his biggest opening at the box office in almost ten years, as he returns to the big screen adventure for which he became famous. Tyler Perry's Acrimony took second place with $17.1 million.
Tyler Perry's Acrimony looks to take second place with $7.3 million on Good Friday, while Pacific Rim: Uprising dive bombs in its second weekend.
Tyler Perry's Acrimony and God's Not Dead: Light in the Darkness will also open over the Easter weekend, and returning movies will have a hard time competing.
Four other wide releases disappointed, while Wes Anderson's animated Isle of Dogs blew up with $1.6 million in just 27 theaters.
The other four new wide releases are underperforming with last week's surprise hit I Can Only Imagine holding up well in its second weekend.
Five new movies open in wide release on Friday including a Soderbergh thriller, a Bella Thorne Y.A. romance, another Christian movie and the animated Sherlock Gnomes.
Faith-based film I Can Only Imagine might pull off a surprise fourth place win over Fox's Love, Simon, as both receive positive responses from audiences.
Warner Bros' video game reboot and Greg Berlanti's coming-out comedy Love, Simon will try to keep Marvel's latest from becoming the first film since Avatar to achieve that milestone.
Marvel Studios' blockbuster hit crossed the billion mark worldwide in less than a month, while the Ava DuVernay directed Disney fantasy film opened with $33.3 million.
Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” Wins Friday, but “Black Panther” Should Pull Off a Rare Fourth Week Win
Aviron Pictures' initial release, the horror sequel The Strangers: Prey at Night, will take third place with a solid $10 million in its first weekend.
Jennifer Lawrence's Red Sparrow and Bruce Willis' Death Wish remake both ended up with less than $20 million to take second and third place, respectively.
The spy thriller based on Jason Matthews' novel is aiming for a sub-$20 million weekend, while Bruce Willis' Death Wish remake will have to settle for third place.
The record-setting blockbuster grossed $112 million in its sophomore frame, the second largest second weekend after Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
We crunch the numbers on the amazing box office showing by Marvel Studios' latest superhero movie to see if it can become one of the biggest domestic releases ever.