Black Panther is also only the seventh film to gross over $600 million at the domestic box office. The 2001 original opened $47.7 million and grossed $274.7 million worldwide, but the big-budget 2003 sequel flopped, opening with $21.8 million domestically and grossing $156.5 million worldwide.
The surprise of the weekend was the Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions Christian drama "I Can Only Imagine", which grossed $17.1 million on 1,629 screens - less than half the number that "Black Panther", "Tomb Raider" and "A Winkle in Time" played on. "I remember my mom was talking to me in the auto, like two years before this even happened-like 'you're going to get an audition for [Black Panther], Seth.' Me and my dad were in the vehicle like 'Okay, mom, whatever, '" he explained on the red carpet on the Black Panther premiere. The film is also closing in on $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.
Perhaps the biggest story of the weekend was the disappointing performance of "A Wrinkle in Time", which fell two places to fourth in its second week, with a woeful $16.3 million - a 50 percent drop.
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Rounding out the top five was "Love, Simon", led by Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner, earning an estimated $11.5 million. The film based on the popular novel was right around expectations and I'm predicting a $30-$40 million domestic gross. The horror film brought in $4.8 million and is approaching $20 million domestically. For Love, Simon, the estimated opening is between $10 million and $12 million; however, it can even climb higher according to other observers of the box office.
Game Night ($5.6 million), Red Sparrow ($4.5 million) and Death Wish ($3.4 million) round out the top ten. Ryan Coogler's comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron's 2009 smash film, "Avatar", to hold the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office for five straight weekends.