Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures are probably patting each other’s backs for a job well done with Pacific Rim Uprising as it took over the global box office with an estimated $150.5 million this weekend.
According to Coming Soon, Pacific Rim Uprising opened in 61 international markets this weekend, including the big players such as Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Mexico, U.K., France, Australia, Germany, Brazil, Italy and Spain, where the movie apparently earned $57.5 million. The film also opened in China, where it is now on track to gross $65 million – making it an overseas total of $122.5 million already.
Marvel Studios‘ Black Panther has dropped down to second place at the domestic box office after staying on top for five weeks and Erwin Brothers’ family drama I Can Only Imagine starring Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman, Trace Adkins, J. Michael Finley, Priscilla Shirer, and Madeline Carroll are still in third place. Sherlock Gnomes features the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Mary J. Blige and Johnny Depp are coming in at fourth place. And Warner Bros. and MGM’s video game adaptation Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Kristin Scott Thomas is coming in at fifth place.
While Disney has had a huge success with Black Panther, the same can’t be said for A Wrinkle in Time starring Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Peña, and André Holland. The film dropped to sixth place with $8 million and has now earned $73.8 million domestically. in its third weekend.