Black Panther tops box office fifth weekend in a row

By Alexandra Heilbron on March 18, 2018 | 7 Comments

Black PantherBlack Panther poster has fended off three new wide releases to retain its first place position for the fifth weekend in a row, becoming the first movie since Avatar to achieve that feat. It’s also the seventh film to have topped $600 million at the domestic box office.

In the top spot, Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role, took in an additional $26.7 million for a domestical gross of $605 million. Although audience reviews are mixed, with the film earning 3 stars on this site, moviegoers are obviously loving the story.

Debuting in second place was the all-new action-adventure Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, who goes searching for her father on a mysterious and dangerous island. It earned $23.6 million and an impressive 5 stars from our readers.

The new religious-themed drama, I Can Only Imagine, based on a true story, debuted in third place across North America. About a young man who becomes a successful musician after writing a hit song about his father, the inspirational film earned $17.1 million and 4.5 stars from viewers.

A Wrinkle in Time dropped two spots to fourth in its second weekend in theaters, earning an estimated $16.3 million for a two-week domestic total of $61 million, with a user rating of 1.5 stars.

Rounding out the top five was the teen drama Love, Simon, about a gay teen (Nick Robinson) who fears being outed. It debuted with a solid $11.8 million and 3.5 stars from our users. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Comments & Discussion

  1. Rhonda Jackson • March 18, 2018 @ 9:36 PM

    I was not really interested in seeing this movie, but my daughter really wanted to go. I LOVED it! The story, the acting, the special effects…everything keeps you watching from start to finish and the messages in the dialogue, is jaw dropping!

  2. Rick Sharp • March 20, 2018 @ 4:49 AM

    The Movie The Black Panther has stayed on top for a straight 5 weeks this is due to several factors,a strong marvel Studios production pedigree,another of the wave of strongly anticipated comic book characters,A race of people who have feverishly waited on a black driven sort of not only super hero but a powerful love portrayed on screen of their culture.

  3. Patty • March 26, 2018 @ 3:10 AM

    Some of us know that movie got spammed by an user or user who keep posting derogatory comments which many were allow. For example calling the cast bottom barrels. I am disappointed with this website allowing all kinds of derogatory words plus one user said downloading illegally the movie.
    Many of the comments were against of the Africa culture.

  4. Fedup • March 26, 2018 @ 9:21 AM

    People who didn’t like the movie are allowed to not like it and say so. I don’t see how they’re any worse than the 5 star spammer who is way, way more annoying with the one lines that contradict each other. The 5 star spammer says she has to study (is a student?), talks about her husband, talks about her wife, talks about how much her kids loved the movie, I mean, come on. It’s all obviously made up. And then goes over to Death Wish and gives it one star over and over. Pathetic.

  5. Anna • March 26, 2018 @ 11:58 AM

    Thank you for bring up to the big screen this remarkable movie.
    I loved your reviews.

  6. Pat • March 27, 2018 @ 9:39 PM

    Black Panther was an unique movie and I liked the whole thing. 🙂

  7. Karen C • March 29, 2018 @ 5:25 PM

    Shame on for allowing the Troll (same person) to lower the ratings on the Black Panther movie.

  8. Arno • April 8, 2018 @ 8:57 PM

    �08, 2018
    Can hardly wait to have the spammers posts removed. I have to play his game to get the attention of the administrator which is too bad�
    User just admitted to keep spamming.

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