The giant robot action sequel “Pacific Rim: Uprising” has finally knocked Marvel’s “Black Panther” of its top spot at the U.S. and global box-office.
The film pulled in just over $150 million worldwide on its opening weekend, effectively matching its reported $155 million production budget. The box-office take includes $65 million from China which was the biggest home for the original 2013 film.
In the U.S. it pulled in $28 million, ahead of ‘Panther’ which is now down to $16.7 million but the latter has now passed the domestic haul of “Marvel’s The Avengers” to become the highest-grossing superhero film in domestic box office history.
Reviews for ‘Uprising’ have been pretty bad, so whether it’ll have the legs to break even (which would be around $350-400 million worldwide) is not clear. Other newcomers like “Sherlock Gnomes,” “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” “Unsane” and “Midnight Sun” opened soft, while “Isle of Dogs” opened with the best screen average of the year with a $1.57 million haul from 27 screens.