The robot action film “Pacific Rim Uprising” has toppled “Black Panther” from the top of the box office heap, taking in an estimated $28 million at theaters in the United States and Canada in its debut weekend, according to industry figures out Sunday.
“Black Panther,” which had finished first five weeks in a row, was in second place with $16.6 million at domestic theaters Friday through Sunday, comScore reported. The superhero film has now made more than $690 million domestically.
The faith-based film “I Can Only Imagine” made $13.8 million in its second week to finish in third place.
The animated film “Sherlock Gnomes” opened with $10.6 million for fourth place.
Fifth place went to the video-game movie “Tomb Raider,” which took in $10.4 million in its second weekend in theaters.
Rounding out the 10 most-popular films of the weekend were “A Wrinkle in Time” ($8 million); “Love, Simon” ($7.8 million); “Paul, Apostle of Christ” ($5 million); “Game Night” ($4.1 million); and “Midnight Sun” ($4.1 million).
—City News Service
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