‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Conquers ‘Black Panther’ at Weekend Box Office

After weeks of speculating which film could slow “Black Panther’s” impressive roll, “Pacific Rim Uprising” took the top spot at the domestic box office.Universal and Legendary’s “Pacific Rim Uprising” landed a respectable $28 million opening weekend at 3,708 locations.

The monster battle movie has garnered mixed critical response, with a current 46% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Though it opened with a softer debut than Guillermo del Toro’s predecessor “Pacific Rim,” which saw $37 million in July 2013, the sequel was enough to dethrone “Black Panther” in the superhero tentpole’s sixth weekend.Steven S.

DeKnight co-wrote and directed “Pacific Rim Uprising” with a reported $150 million budget.

The original, which starred Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Charlie Hunnam, and Robert Kazinsky, went on to gross $411 million at the worldwide box office, thanks to a strong international showing, especially in China, where it made $112 million compared to the U.S.’ $101.8 million.The sequel

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