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‘Black Panther’ finally defeated by ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ at box office

‘Black Panther’ has finally been defeated by ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ at the box office after five weeks of its release.

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ took the top spot at the domestic box office after weeks of dominance of ‘Black Panther’.

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ landed a handsome $28 million opening weekend at 3,708 locations. This monster battle movie has garnered mixed critical response, with a current 46 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Its first part ‘Pacific Rim’, raised good $37 million in July 2013, the sequel came out enough to dethrone ‘Black Panther’ in the superhero tentpole’s sixth weekend.

Steven S. DeKnight has co-written and directed “Pacific Rim Uprising” with a reported $150 million budget. The original, which starred Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Robert Kazinsky, went on to gross $411 million at the worldwide box office. It had a strong international showing, especially in China, where it made $112 million in comparison to the U.S. $101.8 million.

In its sixth weekend ‘Black Panther’ still continues to be a powerhouse, stick at the 2nd spot with $17 million at 3,370 sites. That number lands ‘Black Panther’ one of the seven highest sixth weekends in history. To date, the Marvel film has taken in $631 million, making it the fifth highest all time domestic grosses ahead of ‘The Avengers’.

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Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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