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Black Panther is now the highest grossing superhero movie ever

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Infinity War being re-written to feature Black Panther

Well, the day has come. After the last few weeks of absolute box office domination we all saw this coming, but Black Panther has become the highest grossing superhero movie of all time domestically. That means it made more than Avengers and is now the fifth highest grossing film of all time.

But, like T'Challa himself, it had to be dethroned at some point, and that honor went to Pacific Rim: Uprising. That's not because the giant robot film destroyed the box office or anything, but simply because a movie that's been our for six weeks is eventually going to drop because everyone has seen it. Pacific Rim itself just did pretty well on its own accord, but couldn't be called a triumphant return either, with a 25 percent drop off from the original's opening weekend. The film should still be a success worldwide, as China loved the first movie and turned out in a big way for this one as well.

Most importantly -- and I'm SHOCKED about this -- Sherlock Gnomes opened really, really badly. How could you not rush out to a sequel-of-sorts to Gnomeo and Juliet? If we don't go see this movie how will we ever force more gnome puns out of Hollywood? Gnomeward Bound? Mad Max: Shiny and Gnome? Gnoman Holiday? Bio-Gnome starring Gnomey Shore? These movies will never exist because of you. I hope you're happy.

And for those wondering where Isle of Dogs is, it only opened on 27 screens this weekend, pulling in a staggering, $1.57 million. That's $58,000 per screen! Expect it in the top ten when it opens wider.

1. Pacific Rim: Uprising - $28,003,000
2. Black Panther $16,658,000
3. I Can Only Imagine - $13,837,495
4. Sherlock Gnomes - $10,600,000
5. Tomb Raider - $10,430,000
6. A Wrinkle in Time - $8,044,000
7. Love, Simon - $7,800,000
8. Paul, Apostle of Christ - $5,000,000
9. Game Night - $4,160,000
10. Midnight Sun - $4,119,000

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