undergroundnewsroom.com
undergroundnewsroom.com April 22, 2018


Pacific Rim Uprising tames Black Panther at box office

28 March 2018, 01:09 | Ruben Stone

Pacific Rim: Uprising fails to live up to the original

Weekend Box Office: 'Pacific Rim Uprising' Beats 'Black Panther' With Tepid $28M in US

The action-packed sequel knocked "Black Panther" from number one after five straight weeks, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations, but the film attracted mixed reviews and fell short of "Pacific Rim's" $37.3 million debut in 2013. Although the Pacific Rim sequel tops the US box office in its opening weekend, it still pales in comparison to the Marvel film. Pacific Rim: Uprising stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny.

Pacific Rim Uprising is a 2018 American science fiction film, directed by Steven S. DeKnight (in his feature-film directorial debut) and written by DeKnight, Emily Carmichael, Kira Snyder, and T.S. Nowlin.

Save for "Pacific Rim Uprising" (and perhaps "Paul" due to the lower-profile nature of its release), the newcomers all rank as disappointing performers.

Black Panther pulled in another US$16 million, good for second place. The movie has become the highest-grossing superhero movie in the USA, not adjusted for inflation.

Lake Arthur woman accused of shoving down woman holding 7-month-old
A 22-year-old Afghan mother's photo has surfaced online who can be seen breastfeeding her baby while taking an entrance exam. Jahan Taab was photographed sitting on the floor at a private university in Afghanistan's Daykundi province .

Iowa family reported missing in Mexico found dead in condominium
Soon after the post went viral, authorities in Creston, Iowa, announced that they received notification from the U.S. Creston authorities validated they had actually passed away in their trip condo in Akumal, Mexico, near Tulum.

China launches crude oil futures trading
By 11:14 a.m. (0314 GMT), 3,599 lots of the most-active June contract had traded, equivalent to 3.6 million barrels of crude. The number of active USA oil rigs rose to a three-year high of 804 last week , implying further rises in future production.

The animated film "Sherlock Gnomes" opened with $10.6 million for fourth place. According to Hollywood Report, Pacific Rim 2 has a troubling start for a film that cost $155 million to produce. This makes the film the highest grossing comic book adaptation of all time.

The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" made $13.8 million in its second week to finish in third place. Falling from second last week to fifth this was "Tomb Raider", a Warner Bros. adventure reboot starring Swedish actress Alicia Vikander as the fearless and ferocious Lara Croft. "Black Panther" also becomes the fifth highest grossing film of all-time, rising above "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". That includes $65 million from its opening in China, bringing its worldwide box office total to $150 million. It isn't doing much better overseas with another $2.3 million and just $14.1 million total in just 31% of global territories. "We know that audiences want to see it".

Unfortunately for Sherlock Gnomes, it doesn't seem likely to have the staying power that allowed The Star to quadruple its opening weekend. Tomb Raider has grossed $211 million globally so far, so it's not a complete disaster, but I wouldn't expect a sequel any time soon.

A Wrinkle in Time, Love, Simon, Paul, Apostle of Christ, Game Night, and Midnight Sun rounded out the top ten respectively. Midnight Sun opened in tenth place with $4.1 million and the new thriller Unsane finished in eleventh place with $2.8 million. Debuting in limited release was Fox Searchlight's Isle of Dogs, which earned $1.5 million from 27 theaters for an impressive $58,148 per-screen average, Final Portrait which earned $28,214 from three theaters for a $9,405 per-screen average and Getting Grace which took in $107,676 from 60 theaters for a dismal $1,795 per-screen average.



Other News

Trending Now

Ireland's World Cup dream dies in last-over defeat
A president must, I suppose, talk the good talk, and a captain must try to keep the spirits of his players on up. The ten team tournament has gained criticism due to the lack of Associate teams in the tournament.

Mysterious train sparks speculation of Kim visit to Beijing
Beijing often tightens news controls during sensitive political periods. Discussions have also begun on a possible summit with Trump in May.

Karnataka Assembly Elections dates announced; Find out polling date and other details
This time in Karnataka, like all other recent polls, VVPAT machines will be deployed along with EVMs. Surjewala asked if an FIR would be filed against Malviya and notice given to BJP chief Amit Shah.

'We Will Fight To The End:' China Responds To Trump's Trade Measures
The first time that a US destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation" operation under President Donald Trump, was in May 2017. China's Defense Ministry said two Chinese naval ships had been sent to identify the USA ship and warn it to leave.

85-year-old Holocaust survivor's murder heightens fears of anti-Semitism in France
After the war she returned to the French capital and married a Holocaust survivor, who died in the early 2000s. The killing caused shock in France and was condemned by the authorities and by Jewish organisations.

American family of four gassed in Mexico holiday rental
Consulate in Mexico told the family that the gas leaked from a water heater or gas stove, the Des Moines Register reported . The relatives chose to wait until Thursday in case the Sharps had just planned to stay an extra day, Weland told ABC News .

March Against School Gun Violence Held In Sonora
Over the last few weeks, I participated in my school's walkout to honor the victims of gun violence. The movement they are leading, which mushroomed after the recent school shooting in Parkland, Fl.

Stephen Curry injures knee in Warriors' win over Hawks
Kerr called the mood in the locker room somber after Curry picked up another injury, the day he returned from a sprained ankle. Barring a setback in shoot-around or pregame warmups Friday, Curry will return to the starting lineup against the Hawks.

Samsung Grows Share In Premium Smartphone Market Note 9 set To Help
The Galaxy J3 (2018 ) will be launched worldwide, but Samsung will use different names for the smartphone in the United States. Last but not least, the handset also comes pre-loaded with Samsung's native apps like Samsung Mall and Samsung Pay Mini.

Apple to fix bug that allows Siri to read hidden notifications
The new bug is not about a botched up functionality but it is something that can be used to spy on others notifications . Apple is soon rolling out a fix for the bug that's allowing Siri to read out hidden lock screen notifications.