'Pacific Rim' dethrones 'Black Panther' in box office

Weekend Box Office: 'Pacific Rim 2' Cuts Down 'Black Panther'

REVIEW: Pacific Rim Uprising fails to do its one job

Marvel's Black Panther has been dominating at the box office since opening in theaters last month, becoming the first movie since Avatar to win five weekends in a row, but now its box office reign has finally come to an end.

Next weekend will see Pacific Rim Uprising make way for Ready Player One.

The monster battle movie has garnered mixed critical response, with a current 46 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. This is a decent opening but it did fall short of the $37.3 million opening of the original film back in 2013.

"Pacific Rim: Uprising" could point to better results overseas, where it grossed $122.5 million over the weekend. However, clinching the number one spot at the box office is not enough to consider Pacific Rim: Uprising a success. "[Pacific Rim Uprising] was engineered to be a global event, which it delivered on". Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona, and Day also star.

Marvel's "Black Panther" dropped to second-place on the domestic charts, but still grossed over $16.6M across 3,370 locations. The performance is nearly spot on with Edge of Tomorrow, which was one of our pre-weekend comparisons and went on to gross just over $100 million domestically, a number the studio would likely be more than happy with as it would only be ~$2 million shy of the first film's domestic performance.

The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" made $13.8 million in its second week to finish in third place.

"Pacific Rim: Uprising" is in its first week, "Black Panther" has spent six weeks at the box office. Bella Thorne's romantic drama Midnight Sun opened with an estimated $4.1M from 2,173 theaters for a per screen average of $1,896, worst in the top 10.

The results were also modest for Steven Soderbergh's "Unsane", a psychological thriller starring Claire Foy ("The Crown") that the director shot with iPhones.

The animated film "Sherlock Gnomes" opened with $10.6 million for fourth place.

That's significantly lower than initial tracking estimates between US$13 million to US$18 million.

The Paramount animation features James McAvoy and Emily Blunt, who call upon Sherlock (Johnny Depp) to get to the bottom of a string of garden gnome disappearances.

Tomb Raider dropped three spots and rounds out the top five with $10.4 million. And finally the highly anticipated animated film from Wes Anderson, Isle of Dogs, opened to an estimated $1.57M from only 27 screens for a per screen average of an fantastic $58k.

Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Greta Gerwig are among the voice cast of Anderson's stop-motion animated adventure about a boy and his faithful pet out to stop a canine genocide.

Set in a dystopian futuristic Japan, dogs have been quarantined on a remote island due to a canine flu.

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