Disney gave “Black Panther” a few weeks to rule the box-office before the studio released the adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time,” but even with a four-week delay, the adaptation wasn’t able to top Marvel’s popular superhero. Despite the internal competition, Disney still has two heavy-hitters at the top of the box-office charts, but these films will have a lot of competition over the next two-weeks. Later this month studios will release “Tomb Raider,” “Gringo,” “Strangers 2,” “Pacific Rim 2,” “Sherlock Gnomes,” and “Unsane” in theaters nationwide.
Now in its fourth-week in theaters, “Black Panther” remained at number-one this week with a $41M weekend. The film remained in 3,942 locations, and has now grossed over $562M domestically. The film also hit the $1B mark worldwide. “Black Panther” was written and directed by Ryan Coogler, the film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.
Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” did land a close second-place on the domestic charts, bringing in over $33M across 3,980 locations on the film’s debut weekend. “A Wrinkle in Time” was directed by Ava DuVernay, the film features Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, and Michael Peña.
The horror-thriller “Strangers: Prey at Night” was a distant third, bringing in over $10M across 2,464 locations. “Strangers: Prey at Night” was directed by Johannes Roberts, the film stars Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, and Martin Henderson.
FOX’s spy-thriller “Red Sparrow” dropped to fourth-place on the domestic-charts this weekend, the film grossed $8M across 3,064 locations. That’s enough to raise the film’s two-week total to just over $31M domestically. “Red Sparrow” was directed by Francis Lawrence, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, and Matthias Schoenaerts.
“Game Night,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, wrapped-up the top five this weekend. The adult-comedy brought in almost $8M, while remaining in 3,061 locations. The comedy has now grossed over $45M domestically in just three-weeks. “Game Night” was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, the film stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler.
This week’s other new-releases didn’t make the top five at all. “The Hurricane Heist” opened across 2,402 locations, but only made $3M domestically. “The Hurricane Heist” was directed by Rob Cohen, the film stars Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, and Ryan Kwanten. “Gringo,” despite a popular cast, made only $2.6M across 2,404 locations. “Gringo” was directed by Nash Edgerton, the film stars Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron, and David Oyelowo.
At the limited box-office, “Thoroughbreds” did bring-in over $1.2M at just 549 locations. “Thoroughbreds” was written and directed by Cory Finley, the film stars Kaili Vernoff, Paul Sparks, and Svetlana Orlova. “The Death of Stalin” from IFC grossed $181K at 4 locations this weekend.
March has a lot of new releases on the way, including next week’s release of “Tomb Raider,” “Love, Simon,” and the family-drama “I Can Only Imagine”. The following week, moviegoers can look forward to the action-packed sequel “Pacific Rim 2,” and the horror-thriller “Unsane” with Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, Jay Pharaoh, Juno Temple, and Amy Irving, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh. Releasing alongside those titles are the YA romantic-drama “Midnight Sun” with Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger, and the animated-comedy “Sherlock Gnomes” with the voice-talents of Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Stephen Merchant, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Mary J. Blige. We should also mention that Wes Anderson’s “Isle Of Dogs” will also release that weekend, but only in limited theaters.