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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

This past weekend saw a good number of movies hit wide release, including Pacific Rim Uprising, Sherlock Gnomes, Midnight Sun, and Unsane.

At number one was Pacific Rim Uprising, the Steven DeKnight-directed sequel to the Guillermo del Toro-directed original. It took in $28M domestically. While it did come at number one, this is quite the step down from the $37M opening that the first film enjoyed. Plus, given that that film was considered something of a disappointment, and that they took great pains to create a much more accessible sequel, this isn’t necessarily a great start.

At number two is Black Panther, finally dropping down to the number two spot with $16.7M. However, with its haul exceeding well over $1.2Bn worldwide, it’s not like this will come as a big disappointment to Disney and Co. As we reported on this past weekend, the film has since gone on to become the No. 1 superhero film of all time in North America. Now, only two films beating it on the worldwide scale — Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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At number three, we have the faith-based film I Can Only Imagine. While it had a modest launch, its 19.1 percent drop is proof of the power of these kinds of movies.

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 25, are below.

Pacific Rim Uprising – Universal – $28.0M
Black Panther – Disney – $16.7M
I Can Only Imagine – Roadside Attractions – $13.8M
Sherlock Gnomes – Paramount – $10.6M
Tomb Raider – Warner Bros. – $10.4M
Wrinkle in Time, A – Disney – $8.0M
Love, Simon – 20th Century Fox – $7.8M
Paul, Apostle of Christ – Sony – $5.0M
Game Night – Warner Bros. – $4.2M
Midnight Sun – Open Road – $4.1M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 25, are below.

Pacific Rim Uprising – Universal – $150.5M
Tomb Raider – Warner Bros. – $44.5M
Peter Rabbit – Sony – $30.5M
Black Panther – Disney – $29.6M
I Can Only Imagine – Roadside Attractions – $13.9M
Sherlock Gnomes – Paramount – $12.7M
Wrinkle In Time – Disney – $10.3M
Red Sparrow – 20th Century Fox – $8.4M
Love, Simon – 20th Century Fox – $7.8M
Boss Baby, The – Universal – $7.8M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

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.