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.
With the Tomb Raider franchise being rebooted, Alicia Vikander takes on the Lara Croft role played by Angelina Jolie in the original movies. When it came to preparing for the role, though, Vikander had one big advantage over Jolie: She grew up playing the Tomb Raider video games upon which the films are based.
It was the director Alex Garland’s taught sci-fi thriller Ex Machina which turnedAlicia Vikander’scareer around, and in the ensuing years she received an Oscar nod for her work in The Danish Girl and starred in the underrated drama The Light Between Oceans.
Tomb Raider is yet another big challenge for Vikander, since she not only takes on the shoes filled by original franchise star Angela Jolie, but she also has the responsibility of doing justice to adventurer Lara Croft. Millions of gamers and cinephiles are waiting to see if Vikander has the right stuff to pull off the role. One of the many great news is the film is directed by Roar Uthaug, the Norwegian filmmaker who received heaps of praise for his excellent and refreshingly character 2015 disaster feature The Wave.
Click on the media bar to hear Vikander talk about the joys of playing the “bad ass” being known as Lara Croft:
Co-starring Walton Goggins, Tomb Raider opens nationwide March 16.
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He’s shown a knack for a being a lovable bad guy in Justified, The Hateful Eight and Vice Principles. And it’s quite possible he’ll dig into his inner bad guy again, as Variety reports that Walton Goggins is in final negotiations to star as the “big bad” in the upcoming reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. The film is set to star Alicia Vickander as Lara Croft and is on schedule for a March 16, 2018 release.
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