Weekend Box Office Report: 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Conquers 'Black Panther'

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' Conquers 'Black Panther'

Black Panther's box office streak ended by Pacific Rim Sequel. It went on to earn a sizable $309.2 million overseas all-in (China's contribution was $111.9 million).

After five strong weeks atop the box office charts, the record-setting run of "Black Panther" has finally been brought down.

There's a new conqueror on North American box office.

The Marvel film had a bigger budget of $200 million; it raked in $202 million in three days, according to Deadline.

Falling 38% in its sixth week, 'Black Panther' dropped into second place.

Hollywood has essentially already squandered the early lead "Black Panther" gave it. This weekend was down 36.5 per cent from previous year when "Beauty and the Beast" was in its second week and the surprisingly successful "Power Rangers" debuted. "We need a real shot in the arm here". The original directed by Guillermo Del Toro starred Idris Elba and introduced us to a fictional race of alien sea monsters who rage against coastal cities along the Pacific Rim. Hollywood Reporter reports that Pacific Rim Uprising debuted to $122.5 million overseas including $65 million in China putting the film's global haul as $150.5 million. It brought in $16.7 million and has now reached $630 million domestically.

The first Pacific Rim grossed $411 million worldwide on a budget of $190 million. It scored a 46 per cent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"We're really pleased with the overall worldwide launch of this title", said Jim Orr, the studio's president of domestic distribution. Rounding out the Top 5, it dropped 56% in attendance to $10.6 million. Other films in their opening week include Sherlock Gnomes with $10.6 million, Paul, Apostle of Christ with $5 Million and Midnight Sun raking in $4.1 million.

The movie, also starring Dominic West and Kristin Scott Thomas, netted $10.1 million for total earnings of $41.4 million. It also managed to score a big opening weekend internationally, pulling in $122.5 million bringing its worldwide tally to $150.5 million, nearly exactly matching its $150 million production budget. Though both were inexpensively made, neither of Soderbergh's first two films following his brief retirement from Hollywood has made much of a dent at the box office.

But there were also bright spots. I'll be back next Sunday to see how Friday's new releases shake things up, so join me then!

The religious drama "I Can Only Imagine" remained in third-place this week, the film made another $13.8M while remaining in 2,253 locations. Debuting in limited release was Fox Searchlight's Isle of Dogs, which earned $1.5 million from 27 theaters for an impressive $58,148 per-screen average, Final Portrait which earned $28,214 from three theaters for a $9,405 per-screen average and Getting Grace which took in $107,676 from 60 theaters for a dismal $1,795 per-screen average.

Set in a dystopian futuristic Japan, dogs have been quarantined on a remote island due to a canine flu. It got panned by critics and received a B CinemaScore. It has also become the fifth largest domestic release of all-time.