Disney and Marvel’s “Black Panther” won a fifth consecutive weekend at the box-office with $27 million, the first time any film has held the top spot for five weeks in a row since “Avatar”.
The film beat out the “Tomb Raider” reboot which finished its debut run in second with $23.5 million. The action-adventure score a B grade from moviegoers in CinemaScore polls, and overseas it pulled in $84.5 million with almost half that from China.
Defying expectations, the faith-based drama “I Can Only Imagine” came in third with a strong $17.1 million with plans to expand its run next weekend. “A Wrinkle in Time” slipped to fourth in its second weekend with $16.6 million – down by half.
Fifth was the gay teen comedy-drama “Love, Simon” which nabbed $11.5 million along with very strong critics reviews and a rare A+ CinemaScore with audiences. Finally the thriller “7 Days in Entebbe” came in 13th with $1.6 million.