The Dwayne Johnson video game adaptation muscles out a narrow win over the horror/thriller "A Quiet Place," with "Truth or Dare" also opening strong.
John Krasinki's low-budget horror goes for $50 million; "Ready Player One" still #2; "Blockers" opens strong; could "I Can Only Imagine" reach $100m?
"Ready Player One" goes for $53 million over the long weekend, with a global cume of $181 million.
"Black Panther" loses the weekend box office fight to "Pacific Rim: Uprising," but becomes the #1 domestic grossing superhero movie of all time.
"Tomb Raider" fails to topple "Black Panther" from the box office throne; faith-based "I Can Only Imagine" roars.
"Black Panther" easily holds off "A Wrinkle in Time," in a historic weekend that saw the top two grossing films directed by African-Americans.
"Black Panther" quickly zips to the half-billion mark, making it the 10th top-grossing film of all time -- and show little signs of slowing.
Naysayers expecting "Black Panther" to fade quickly will be disappointed, as it tops $100 million in its second weekend and $700 million globally.