If anybody was wondering if there was still life in the Tomb Raider film franchise, this weekend answered that question with a resounding “nope”.
Black Panther remained on top of the box office for the fifth weekend in a row, the first film to do that since Avatar back in 2009. Black Panther brought in an estimated $27 million, raising its total to $605 million in North America, one of only seven films to cross that threshold.
Debuting in second place with a less than thrilling $23.5 million was the rebooted Tomb Raider. With a budget of $90 million, poor reviews and a star (Alicia Vikandar) who can’t open a film, this was definitely a let down for everyone involved.
As for the rest of the top five, religious film I Can Only Imagine had a surprise third place debut with $17 million. A Wrinkle in Time dropped to fourth place with $16.5 million as it continues to perform poorly in North America. Finally, Love, Simon debut in fifth place with $11.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Black Panther – $31 million
2) Tomb Raider – $20.5 million
3) A Wrinkle in Time – $18 million
4) Love, Simon – $15 million
5) Game Night – $10 million
And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:
1) Black Panther – $27 million
2) Tomb Raider – $23.5 million
3) I Can Only Imagine – $17 million
4) A Wrinkle in Time – $16.5 million
5) Love, Simon – $11.5 million
Next weekend sees the release of Sherlock Gnomes, Midnight Sun and Pacific Rim 2. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!