Pacific Rim beats Black Panther to top the US box office

Black Panther has been knocked off the top of the US box office.

The Marvel film held off Tomb Raider last weekend to become only the seventh film ever to cross the $600 million mark in North America, but was toppled by Pacific Rim Uprising this weekend.

The film sequel stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood and took $28 million in its opening weekend, a paltry performance considering the movie took $155 million to produce before marketing.

Nonetheless, it was enough to topple the seemingly unstoppable reign of Black Panther, which came in second at this week’s office, taking in $16.7 million.

However, that helped to officially make Black Panther the highest grossing superhero movie of all time though, so it’s not all bad news for the world of Wakanda.

Once again, underdog film I Can Only Imagine – based on the classic Christian love song – charted in third place.

The film took $13.8 million in its second week, beating out new entry Sherlock Gnomes, which came in at fourth place and took $10.6 million in its opening weekend.

Fifth place goes to Alicia Vikander’s critical miss Tomb Raider, which took $10.4 million in its second domestic week, while A Wrinkle in Time charted in sixth with $8 million.

Love, Simon ($7.8 million) came in seventh and Sony’s Paul, Apostle of Christ took eighth place with $5 million.

In ninth place at this weekend’s box office is Game Night ($4.2 million) while Bella Thorne movie Midnight Sun rounds off the top 10 with an opening weekend total of $4.1 million.

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