‘Black Panther’ Set to Beat ‘Tomb Raider’ in Rare Box Office Five-Peat

“Black Panther” will easily rule over Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” reboot at the North American box office this weekend for a rare fifth straight victory, early estimates showed on Friday.Disney-Marvel’s mega-hit “Black Panther” — which has already grossed $578.4 million domestically in its first four weeks — is heading for about $27 million at 3,942 sites, which would be the fourth-highest fifth weekend gross of all time. It will also become by Sunday the seventh film to hit the $600 million mark.Warner Bros.-MGM’s “Tomb Raider” took in $2.1 million on Thursday night and is expected to make between $21 million and $22 million from 3,842 locations this weekend. The studio had projected an opening between $23 million and $25 million earlier this week.Vikander stars as archaeologist Lara Croft, who embarks on a journey to solve the mystery of her father’s disappearance. Based on the 2013 game, the film is directed by Roar Uthaug ...

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