‘Black Panther’ Tops $600 Million Domestically to Break New Records at Box Office; Faith-Based Film ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Pulls Off Surprise Debut

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Ryan Coogler’s superhero flick Black Panther showed no sign of slowing down at the box office this weekend, topping the charts for the fifth weekend in a row with $27 million domestically. The Disney and Marvel film, with a domestic haul of $605.4 million and $1.182 billion globally, became the first since 2009’s Avatar to win at the box office for five weekends in a row. It’s also on track to beat The Avengers for the title of top-grossing superhero film of all time domestically once it surpasses $623 million. Warner Bros’ Tomb Raider reboot, starring Alicia Vikander, fell short of expectations but took second place with a $23.5 million debut. The faith-based film I Can Only Imagine pulled off an unexpected upset to claim third place with a $17.1 million debut, defeating A Wrinkle in Time and Love, Simon.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast