Black Panther continues reign over North American box office

Black Panther box office

The groundbreaking Marvel movie made $27 million in local theaters, while the Warner Bros. and MGM partneredreboot is at $23.5 million.

It's been five weeks since Black Panther's box-office premiere, and the film still holds its place at the top of local charts.

While the numbers in the States point to a box office gross well below the $94 million it cost to make the film, Tomb Raider should find plenty of financial redemption overseas.

Alicia Vikander's "Tomb Raider" ruled the global box office with $84.5 million at 32,685 screens in 65 markets, led by a solid $41.1 million opening in China.

This weekend's other new wide release, Love, Simon, took in $11.5 million after receiving positive reviews from critics and another A+ CinemaScore.

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Wakanda forever - and for the fifth weekend in a row.

"Black Panther" took in a total of $30 million internationally to push its worldwide take to $577 million - making it the fifth highest title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by that measure. And it's likely to eventually pass Jurassic World at $652.3 million for fourth place and Titanic at $659 million for third place.

In theaters now, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as N'Jadaka/Erik "Killmonger" Stevens, Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, Danai Gurira as Okoye, Martin Freeman as Everett K. Ross, Daniel Kaluuya as W'Kabi, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Forest Whitaker as Zuri and Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaue.

It's the biggest opening weekend ever for Roadside Attractions, the 15-year-old indie distributor whose previous titles include Mud and Manchester by the Sea.

Of course, the continuing success of Black Panther also didn't help Tomb Raider. Though it has grossed $96 million in two weeks of release in China, Black Panther slid steeply in its second weekend. Recent tracking for the Pacific Rim sequel has been in the $20 million to $30 million range while Sherlock Gnomes was in the $13 million to $18 million range. Down 34%, the domestic total for Panther is now at $605.4 million. The 2003 action film only brought in $21 million domestically over its first weekend and $156 million total during its theatrical run.

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