Black Panther tops box office fifth weekend in a row

Published By Alexandra Heilbron on Mar 18, 2018

Black PantherBlack Panther poster 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

Comments & Discussion

  1. Rhonda Jackson • 3/18/2018 9:36:27 PM

    I was not really interested in seeing this movie, but my daughter really wanted to go. I LOVED it! The story, the acting, the special effects...everything keeps you watching from start to finish and the messages in the dialogue, is jaw dropping!

  2. Rick Sharp • 3/20/2018 4:49:26 AM

    The Movie The Black Panther has stayed on top for a straight 5 weeks this is due to several factors,a strong marvel Studios production pedigree,another of the wave of strongly anticipated comic book characters,A race of people who have feverishly waited on a black driven sort of not only super hero but a powerful love portrayed on screen of their culture.

  3. Patty • 3/26/2018 3:10:48 AM

    Some of us know that movie got spammed by an user or user who keep posting derogatory comments which many were allow. For example calling the cast bottom barrels. I am disappointed with this website allowing all kinds of derogatory words plus one user said downloading illegally the movie. Many of the comments were against of the Africa culture.

  4. Fedup • 3/26/2018 9:21:44 AM

    People who didn't like the movie are allowed to not like it and say so. I don't see how they're any worse than the 5 star spammer who is way, way more annoying with the one lines that contradict each other. The 5 star spammer says she has to study (is a student?), talks about her husband, talks about her wife, talks about how much her kids loved the movie, I mean, come on. It's all obviously made up. And then goes over to Death Wish and gives it one star over and over. Pathetic.

  5. Anna • 3/26/2018 11:58:44 AM

    Thank you for bring up to the big screen this remarkable movie. I loved your reviews.

  6. Pat • 3/27/2018 9:39:37 PM

    Black Panther was an unique movie and I liked the whole thing. :)

  7. Karen C • 3/29/2018 5:25:54 PM

    Shame on for allowing the Troll (same person) to lower the ratings on the Black Panther movie.

  8. Arno • 4/8/2018 8:57:48 PM

    “08, 2018 Can hardly wait to have the spammers posts removed. I have to play his game to get the attention of the administrator which is too bad” User just admitted to keep spamming.

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