“Ready Player One” opened in the number one position at the North American box office this weekend, as studio estimates placed it at $41.2 million in Easter weekend sales.
The science fiction fantasy from Steven Spielberg also sold $128 million in tickets overseas, bringing its worldwide sales total to just over $181 million, according to Warner Bros. figures gathered by comScore.
“Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” opened with $17.1 million in sales for the R-rated drama, starring Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson as a faithful wife who takes revenge on her devious, unfaithful husband.
“Black Panther” added another $11.3 million to its North American haul, in its seventh week of showings in the United States and Canada. It was on track to gross $650.7 million through Sunday evening domestically.
Industry analyst Paul Dergerabedian at comScore said “Black Panther” is close to becoming the 4th-highest grossing film of all-time, when it passes ”Jurassic World” and its $652.3 million sales mark from 2015. Its worldwide take by Sunday evening was estimated at nearly $1.3 billion.
A faith-based movie impressed the analysts with a fourth place showing this holy weekend. “I Can Only Imagine” was on track for a $10.8 million weekend, and a $55.6 million three-week total through Sunday evening.
Rounding out the top ten movies in the U.S> and Canada, as estimated by the studios and gathered by comScore, were “Pacific Rim Uprising” ($9.3 million), “Sherlock Gnomes” ($7 million), “Love, Simon” ($4.8 million), “Tomb Raider” ($4.7 million), “A Wrinkle In Time” ($4.7 million) and “Paul, Apostle Of Christ” ($3.5 million).
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