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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past weekend saw the wide release of two films, Tomb Raider, and Love, Simon. It also saw the limited release of the faith-based film, I Can Only Imagine.

In the number one spot is Black Panther, if you can believe it. It holds on to that ranking for its fifth weekend, taking in $27.0M domestically. Its grand total for its worldwide grosses so far is $1.182Bn, making it the fourth highest marvel film to date, behind Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Iron Man 3. The film has become the second highest grossing Marvel film domestically, trailing only Avengers. Without a doubt, by the time its run is up, its domestic total will beat that of Avengers.

At number two, we have Tomb Raider with $23.5M. It was tracking for $25M, though when all said and done, I’m fairly confident the studio was hoping for better. Though while its domestic cume has been terrible, it’s made $126M worldwide. Will it make enough to justify its $94M budget? We’ll have to wait and see.

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At number three is the random I Can Only Imagine, a faith-based film that brought in $17.0M despite its limited theater run. Based on its $7M budget, it’s clear that this one is another success for faith-based films.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 18, are below.

Black Panther – Disney – $27.0M
Tomb Raider – Warner Bros. – $23.5M
I Can Only Imagine – Roadside Attractions – $17.1M
Wrinkle in Time, A – Disney – $16.6M
Love, Simon – 20th Century Fox – $11.5M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $5.6M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $5.2M
Strangers: Prey At Night – Aviron – $4.8M
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $4.5M
Death Wish – MGM – $3.4M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 18, are below.

Tomb Raider – Warner Bros. – $108.0M
Black Panther – Disney – $57.0M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $20.7M
Wrinkle in Time, A – Disney – $19.8M
Shape of Water, The – Fox Searchlight – $17.8M
I Can Only Imagine – Roadside Attractions – $17.3M
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $13.4M
Operation Red Sea – Multiple – $11.7M
Love, Simon – 20th Century Fox – $11.5M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $9.3M

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SOURCE: Box Office Mojo, comScore

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.