Published: Tue, March 20, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

'Black Panther' Just Did Something Not Achieved Since 'Avatar'

'Black Panther' Just Did Something Not Achieved Since 'Avatar'

This week marked the fifth straight week of Black Panther being the #1 movie at the box office as it bested Tomb Raider ($23.5 million) with an estimated $27 million.

"Black Panther" has become only the seventh title to pass the $600 million milestone at the North American box office, and is the second-fastest film to do so. It is the first movie since Avatar to be at the top of the domestic box office for five straight weeks.

Warned Bros.' relaunched "Tomb Raider", with Alicia Vikander inheriting the role in the video game-adapted franchise, met domestic expectations and grossed an impressive $102.5 million overseas - a foreign-market appeal that should put the series in line for a sequel.

Its North America total now stands at $605.4 million and the film could overtake the $623 million that the first Avengers movie got back in 2012.

Before Avatar, the last film to do it was 1999's The Sixth Sense by M. Night Shyamalan. The new Tomb Raider didn't come close to matching the opening weekend numbers of 2001's Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie. On the other hand, a solid $84.5 million in worldwide grosses means that the movie will most likely end up in the black when all is said and done. Worldwide, "Black Panther" has grossed more than $1.1 billion.

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"Black Panther" just achieved something that had occurred only twice before in two decades.

Jeff Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros., said "Tomb Raider" came close to studio expectations in North America but that global ticket sales were a primary focus.

Disney's second weekend of time-travel adventure "A Wrinkle in Time" followed in fourth with $16.6 million at 3,980 locations, lifting its 10-day total to $61.1 million.

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Another new release, the Bart Millard musical biopic I Can Only Imagine, is apparently surprising box office reporters with its $17.1 million debut (and Box Office Pro only predicted $9 million last week, and only $1.5 million last month).

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