Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Finds $2.1 Million on Thursday Night

Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” ran off with $2.1 million on Thursday night.Fox’s comedy-drama “Love, Simon,” meanwhile, made $850,000 from 2,125 sites during Thursday previews. It’s expanding to 2,402 venues Friday.“Tomb Raider,” Warner Bros. and MGM’s adaptation of the popular video game, has been projected to take in about $25 million from 3,842 locations this weekend. That will challenge the fifth weekend of Disney-Marvel’s mega-hit “Black Panther,” which will likely finish in the same territory domestically.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 and written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet and Alastair Siddons, from a story by Evan Daugherty and Robertson-Dworet. The cast also includes Dominic West, Walton Goggins, and Daniel Wu.Reviewers have been split on “Tomb Raider,” which has a 50% score on Rotten Tomatoes. ...

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