'Black Panther' Surpasses 'Tomb Raider' for Fifth Box Office Crown

Posted March 19, 2018

Overseas, the film is approaching the $100 million mark in China with a $96 million total after 10 days, giving it a $577 million worldwide haul and a $1.18 billion global total.

It was another weekend at number one for Marvel's Black Panther. Even more impressive is that the film has also crossed the $600 million mark domestically and looks likely to surpass The Avengers' $623 million domestic haul to become the biggest superhero flick of all time in North America.

It also earned 30 million dollars internationally this weekend, pushing its worldwide cume to 577.1 million dollars and global cume to 1,182.5 million dollars to date, according to studio figures collected by comScore.

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Warner Bros.' "Tomb Raider" opened in second place with an estimated 23.52 million dollars this weekend.

After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T'Challa returnsohome to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader.

Black Panther tops Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug's 2018 rendition of action-packed classic Tomb Raider, starring Alicia Vikander.

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Black Panther came out on February 16, and from the very first day it opened, it's proven to be a commercial hit and a pop cultural phenomenon, thanks to its strong representation of Black actors and characters. The cast also features Michael B. Jordan, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Andy Serkis, and Letitia Wright. The new Tomb Raider didn't come close to matching the opening weekend numbers of 2001's Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie.

For what it's worth, "Tomb Raider" has a 49 percent on the Tomatometer, making it one of the better-reviewed films that draws its inspiration from a video game - although that isn't saying much. The film fared well internationally this weekend, taking in about $84.5 million in 65 territories.

The strong opening puts it ahead of Disney's "A Wrinkle in Time", which saw a 50 percent drop-off of its $33 million opening for a second weekend total of $16.6 million and a 10-day total of $61 million. The movie, which was directed by Arrow-verse producer Greg Berlanti, stars Nick Robinson as Simon, a teen who struggles with coming out to his family and friends.

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You can get the rest of the box office breakdown at TheWrap.