"Black Panther" remains Number 1 for 5 Straight Weeks

"Black Panther" remains Number 1 for 5 Straight Weeks

Disney-Marvel's "Black Panther" has maintained its momentum at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million from 3,834 locations.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Black Panther beat out Tomb Raider to remain at the top of the USA box office.

Digging in its claws, "Black Panther" clung to its domestic box office lead for a fifth straight week, taking $26.7 million as Disney's other marquee release "A Wrinkle in Time" crashed and burned, data showed Monday.

The Marvel movie has, by now, tallied a domestic haul of $605.4 million, and a massive $1.182 billion in worldwide ticket sales, as the Hollywood Reporter noted.

"'Black Panther' continues to astonish as it shows incredible strength fully five weeks into its wonderful run as it takes on another batch of notable newcomers and comes out on top", said Paul Degarabedian, senior media analyst with comScore. The film is directed by Roar Uthuagg (The Wave) and stars Academy Award victor Alicia Vikander as the infamous Lara Croft.

While most films see a significant drop off after they're released, Black Panther has beaten the odds and continues to draw in support from fans, who've seen the film multiple times.

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And now it's revealed that child actor Seth Carr was paid $1,000 a day for his role as the young Killmonger in Marvel's Black Panther. The film now has a global total of $126 million, with a release in Japan coming this Wednesday.

"Tomb Raider", meanwhile, is not performing as well as it might have in its opening weekend, recording a less than impressive $23.5 million from 3,854 theaters across North America.

Alicia Vikander in "Tomb Raider", 2018.

In something of a surprise, third place went to a low-budget, faith-based drama, I Can Only Imagine, which took in US$17.1 million - the biggest net ever for a film from Roadside Attractions. When two foes conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must team up with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. Made for just $7 million, The film stars Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, J. Michael Finley, Priscilla Shirer, and Madeline Carroll.

Rounding out the top five domestically was director Greg Berlanti's Love, Simon, the adaptation of the novel starring Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner.

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