Box Office March 30-April 1, 2018
Ready Player One premiered in the Number One spot at the box office with $41.2 Million. Ready Player One was the best opening for a Steven Spielberg in a decade.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony premiered in Second Place at the box office with $17.1 Million so far.
Black Panther was Third with $11.2 Million for $650.6 Million so far in the United States. To date, Black Panther has made $1.27 Billion world-wide.
I Can Only Imagine was Fourth with $10.7 Million. Pacific Rim: Uprising was Fifth with $9.2 Million. This is Pacific Rim 2‘s second week in the box office. The film obvious has no legs and may be out of the Top Ten within two-to-three weeks.
Sherlock Gnomes, Love, Simon, Tomb Raider, A Wrinkle in Time, and Paul, Apostle of Christ rounded out the top ten respectively.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Ready Player One is a 2018 American science fiction adventure film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s 2011 novel of the same name. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Lena Waithe, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance.
The film is set in the year 2045, when much of humanity, escaping the desolation of the real-world, uses the virtual reality software OASIS to engage in work and play. Wade Watts (Sheridan) discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, and joins several allies to try to complete the game before indentured players working for a large company, run by Nolan Sorrento (Mendelsohn), can do so.
Tyler Perry’s Acrimony is a 2018 American psychological thriller film produced, written, and directed by Tyler Perry. The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Jazmyn Simon, and Crystle Stewart, and follows a loyal wife who decides to take revenge on her unfaithful husband.
Next week sees the release of: Blockers, A Quiet Place, The Miracle Season, Chappaquiddick, 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 second week in a row.
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