Lara Croft made a respectable showing at the weekend box office, but fell short of unseating “Black Panther” as the top film in North America, according to final figures released Monday.

“Black Panther” collected $26.7 million over the weekend, earning its fifth straight week atop the box office and giving it a five-week total of $605 million, according to box-office tracker comScore.

That was enough to spoil the debut of “Tomb Raider,” the origin story of video-game hero Lara Croft, which opened in a close second place with $23.6 million. The faith-based drama “I Can Only Imagine” debuted in third place with $17.1 million.

Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” slipped to fourth place with $16.3 million, followed by the gay coming-of-age drama “Love, Simon” with $11.8 million.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular films of the weekend were “Game Night” ($5.6 million); “Peter Rabbit” ($5.2 million); “Strangers: Prey All Night” (4.7 million); “Red Sparrow” ($4.5 million); and “Death Wish” ($3.4 million).

–City News Service

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