Alicia Vikander doing her take on Lara Croft was unable to dethrone Black Panther as the Marvel flick made over $27 million and retained the #1 spot. Tomb Raider managed a respectable $23.5 million opening, and worldwide the flick has already amassed $126 million. Here’s the top 10:
1. Black Panther – $27 million
2. Tomb Raider – $23.5 million
3. I Can Only Imagine – Faith based drama, starring Dennis Quaid and Madeline Carroll, does solid business with a $17 million debut.
4. A Wrinkle In Time – Critically mixed flick takes in $16.5 million.
5. Love, Simon – Teen drama collects $11.5 million
6. Game Night – Jason Bateman/Rachel McAdams comedy earns $5.5 million and to date it’s grossed over $54 million domestically.
7. Peter Rabbit – $5.2 million
8. Strangers: Prey at Night – $4.8 million
9. Red Sparrow– Jennifer Lawrence thriller earns $4.4 million and it’s been a critical and commercial disappointment.
10. Death Wish – It’s more like DOA, as this movie failed to set the box office world on fire. Bruce Willis flick makes $3.4 million.
Black Panther was the #1 film yet again over the weekend, and now it has the distinction of being the fifth Marvel film to pass over $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts. A Wrinkle in Time, budgeted at an estimated $100 million, checked in at second place with $33.3 million. Here’s the top 10:
1. Black Panther – $41.1 million
2. A Wrinkle in Time – $33.3 million
3. Strangers: Prey at Night – $10.4 million
4. Red Sparrow – Jennifer Lawrence film makes just $8.1 million and to date it’s collected only $31 million domestically.
5. Game Night – $7.9 million
6. Peter Rabbit – The flick is closing on the $100 million mark with a domestic take of $93 million. This weekend, it makes $6.8 million.
7. Death Wish – Remake starring Bruce Willis under performs with $6.6 million
8. The Hurricane Heist – $3.2 million
9. Annihilation – Futuristic thriller starring Natalie Portman has been a box office misfire. $3.1 million
Black Panthercontinues its amazing box-office run as it made $65.7 million over the weekend to beat newcomers Red Sparrow#2, $17 million) and Death Wish (#3, 13 million). To date, Black Panther has amassed over $500 million domestically. Here’s the top 10:
1. Black Panther – $65.7 million
2. Red Sparrow – $17 million
3. Death Wish – Bruce Willis takes on Charles Bronson territory with sub-par results. $13 million
4. Game Night – Comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams makes $10.7 million.
5. Peter Rabbit – To date, the flick has made over $84 million domestically. This weekend it takes in $10 million
7. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – With over $393 million domestically, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is one of this year’s biggest hits and proves Kevin Hart and The Rock are an unbeatable duo. This weekend it makes $4.5 million
8. Fifty Shades Freed – $3.3 million
9. The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman musical collects $2.67 million
The bad news with episode 80 of CinemAddictsis that Jennifer Lawrence’s latest film Red Sparrow absolutely misses the mark. Playing a ballerina turned intelligence agent who attempts to extract information from a CIA agent (Joel Edgerton), Lawrence does her best in the role but the narrative is a muddled mess. Also covered on the show is the disappointing sci-fi thriller Annihilation which, though it also features a capable lead performance from Natalie Portman, also ends up a big disappointment.
Smaller fare turned out to be my cinematic recommendations in this installment, as the motel thriller Josie, headlined by Dylan McDermott and Sophie Turner, had much more dramatic gravitas than I was expecting. Featuring standout work from McDermott as a loner haunted by his past and Turner as the young woman who changes his fate, Josie is a must watch (especially if you love twisty pulp noir or generally well done dramas) when it debuts in theaters and On Demand March 16. I Kill Giants, a flick based on the Joe Kelly graphic novel that hits theaters and On Demand a week later, is also highly recommended.
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On the surface, it’s easy to classify Red Sparrow as a spy thriller, but Jennifer Lawrence says you wouldn’t be doing it justice. Lawrence told us the movie is packed with all kinds of head-spinning twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jennifer Lawrence)