Box Office March 23-25, 2018
Pacific Rim: Uprising premiered in the Number One spot at the box office with $28 Million. This was a surprise. I thought that Black Panther would have beaten Pacific Rim: Uprising but Black Panther‘s money-making power has diminished after six weeks in United States theaters.
Black Panther was Second at the box office with $16.6 Million for $630.9 Million in the United States so far. To date, Black Panther has made $1.23 Billion world-wide.
I Can Only Imagine was Third with $13.8 Million. Sherlock Gnomes premiered in Fourth Place with $10.6 Million. Tomb Raider was Fifth with $10.4 Million.
A Wrinkle in Time, Love, Simon, Paul, Apostle of Christ, Game Night, and Midnight Sun rounded out the top ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction film, directed by Steven S. DeKnight (in his feature-film directorial debut) and written by DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim, with Guillermo del Toro, director of the original, serving as a producer. The sequel stars John Boyega (also making his producer debut), as well as Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, and Zhang Jin, with Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Burn Gorman returning from the original film. Set in the year 2030, the plot follows humanity again fighting Kaiju, giant monsters set on destroying the world.
Sherlock Gnomes is a 2018 3D computer-animated comedy film directed by John Stevenson. A sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet, the film starred the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J. Blige, and Johnny Depp. It was produced by Paramount Animation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Rocket Pictures, with the animation service provided by Mikros Image.
Paul, Apostle of Christ is a 2018 American biblical drama film written and directed by Andrew Hyatt. It stars James Faulkner as the titular Saint Paul and Jim Caviezel (who portrayed Jesus in the 2004 film The Passion of the Christ) as Saint Luke. The film tells the story of Paul, who was known as a ruthless persecutor of Christians, only to convert to the faith. The plot focuses on him becoming a pivotal figure in the formation of the early church before eventually being executed by Emperor Nero in Rome.
Midnight Sun is a 2018 American romantic drama film directed by Scott Speer and written by Eric Kirsten, based on the 2006 Japanese film of the same name. The film stars Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and Rob Riggle, and follows a teenage girl with the disease xeroderma pigmentosum that prevents her from going out into sunlight. When she meets a boy, she struggles on whether to tell him about her condition or live a normal life.
Next week sees the release of: Ready Player One, Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Ready Player One will be Number One at the box office for the fifth week in a row.
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