'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Stronger Overseas, Opens to $150 Million Worldwide

'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Stronger Overseas, Opens to $150 Million Worldwide

Worldwide, Black Panther is now the twelfth-highest grossing movie ever with $1.24 billion after adding another $12.9 million in 57 markets.

I don't think Pacific Rim: Uprising will hold the top spot next weekend as we have three new wide releases opening including Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film Ready Player One.

It took giant robots fighting giant monsters to finally unseat Black Panther at the top of the box office.

The first Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, was likewise muted in its North American launch, opening to $37.3 million in summer 2013.

Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, Pacific Rim Uprising features John Boyega as Jake Pentecost, Scott Eastwood as Nate Lambert, Cailee Spaeny as Amara Namani, Jing Tian as Liwen Shao, Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori, Charlie Day as Dr. Newton Geiszler and Burn Gorman as Dr. Hermann Gottlieb. In doing so, it seizes the throne from "Black Panther", which had spent the past five weekends on top.

Wakanda still rules with more than $630 million in domestic box office receipts, more than $1.2 billion worldwide and the title of the most tweeted about film of all time. The film, starring Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Rob Riggle, was financed by the Boies/Schiller Film Group.

It was an uprising at the box office. The superhero film has now made more than $690 million domestically. That figure tops the $623.4 million achieved by "Marvel's The Avengers" and establishes "Black Panther" as the highest-grossing superhero film of all-time.

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Paramount's animated-comedy "Sherlock Gnomes" debuted at number-four this weekend, only bringing in $10.6M across 3,662 locations. Paramount and MGM are hopeful that the family film, coming in No. 4, will benefit from the upcoming Easter holiday and spring break.

Fifth place went to the video-game movie "Tomb Raider", which took in $10.4 million in its second weekend in theaters.

With the $16.7 million included, "Black Panther" boasts $630.9 million in total USA earnings. It isn't doing much better overseas with another $2.3 million and just $14.1 million total in just 31% of worldwide territories. Tomb Raider has grossed $211 million globally so far, so it's not a complete disaster, but I wouldn't expect a sequel any time soon.

Unfortunately for Sherlock Gnomes, it doesn't seem likely to have the staying power that allowed The Star to quadruple its opening weekend.

A Wrinkle in Time is slipping away, down another 51% for $8 million in its third weekend.

Love, Simon suffered a similar drop in its second week to those films, earning just $7.8 million capping its two-week total around $23.7 million.

And the romantic teen drama, Midnight Sun, took in $4-million, good for tenth place.

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