'Black Panther' purrs as 'A Wrinkle in Time' still flops

'Black Panther' purrs as 'A Wrinkle in Time' still flops

'Black Panther' purrs as 'A Wrinkle in Time' still flops

Here's the deal. "Black Panther" is now the first film since "Avatar" in 2010 to take the No. 1 spot at the box office for five consecutive weeks, earning $27 million this weekend to pass the $600 million mark domestically, according to TheWrap. One of the favorite pastimes at Marvel Studios is sitting around on a Part One and talking and dreaming about what we would do in a Part Two.

Lagos screening of the Black Panther.

Warner Bros. and MGM's reboot of the video game franchise Tomb Raider seemed poised to dethrone Black Panther from the top spot.

That's a mere $14 million (£9.9 million) away from The Last Jedi ($619.7 million / £441 million) and $18 million (£12.8 million) behind Marvel's biggest-grossing film to date, The Avengers ($623.3 million / £444 million).

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Black Panther sits at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with 349 Fresh to only 11 Rotten. The film is directed by Roar Uthuagg (The Wave) and stars Academy Award victor Alicia Vikander as the infamous Lara Croft.

The total worldwide collections of 5 biggest Indian films (Dangal, Baahubali 2, Secret Superstar, PK and Bajrangi Bhaijaan) are Rs 6,170.56 crore.

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

Alicia Vikander in "Tomb Raider", 2018. We may have to wait for Steven Speilberg's Ready Player One before we see a new face at the top of the North American Box office. That would make Black Panther the highest-grossing MCU movie domestically.

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Black Panther will attempt to win the box office for the sixth straight weekend but it will face competition from five new wide releases including Pacific Rim: Uprising starring John Boyega. "How could you?" Goldstein said. But ticket sales fell steeply in its second weekend in China, where audiences complained about "political correctness".

Yet last week, "Black Panther" even bested Disney's own "A Wrinkle in Time", Ava DuVernay's adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel of the same name.

It has also nabbed another $10 million in global ticket sales.

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