Black Panther has fended off three new wide releases to retain its first place position for the fifth weekend in a row, becoming the first movie since Avatar to achieve that feat. It's also the seventh film to have topped $600 million at the domestic box office.
In the top spot, Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role, took in an additional $26.7 million for a domestical gross of $605 million. Although audience reviews are mixed, with the film earning 3 stars on this site, moviegoers are obviously loving the story.
Debuting in second place was the all-new action-adventure Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, who goes searching for her father on a mysterious and dangerous island. It earned $23.6 million and an impressive 5 stars from our readers.
The new religious-themed drama, I Can Only Imagine, based on a true story, debuted in third place across North America. About a young man who becomes a successful musician after writing a hit song about his father, the inspirational film earned $17.1 million and 4.5 stars from viewers.
A Wrinkle in Time dropped two spots to fourth in its second weekend in theaters, earning an estimated $16.3 million for a two-week domestic total of $61 million, with a user rating of 1.5 stars.
Rounding out the top five was the teen drama Love, Simon, about a gay teen (Nick Robinson) who fears being outed. It debuted with a solid $11.8 million and 3.5 stars from our users. ~Alexandra Heilbron