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Pacific Rim: Uprising knocks Black Panther out of first place


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Pacific Rim: Uprising, which premiered March 23, has knocked Black Panther out of first place in the domestic box office.

The sci-fi feature film brought in a whopping $28 million over the course of its debut weekend, while Black Panther brought in $16.7 million, according to AFP. 

The movie stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood. 

Money maker! Pacific Rim: Uprising, which premiered March 23, has knocked Black Panther out of first place in the box office. The sci-fi feature film brought in a whopping $28 million over the course of its debut weekend

Part two: The flick follows Jake Pentecost, played by Boyega, as he tries to live up to his father's legacy as a Jaeger pilot

Battle of the best friends: Eastwood also plays a Jaeger pilot who is often at odds with John's character

Dynamic duo! The movie stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood

The flick follows Jake Pentecost, played by Boyega, as he tries to live up to his father’s legacy as a Jaeger pilot.

He is reunited with his estranged sister, Mako Mori, and they are forced to battle a rising evil. 

Eastwood also plays a Jaeger pilot who is often at odds with John’s character.

Action packed! Jake is reunited with his estranged sister, Mako Mori, and they are forced to battle a rising evil

Action packed! Jake is reunited with his estranged sister, Mako Mori, and they are forced to battle a rising evil

Global phenomenon! The cast is currently in Tokyo promoting Pacific Rim. While the movie has debuted domestically, the film won't premiere in Japan until April 13

Global phenomenon! The cast is currently in Tokyo promoting Pacific Rim. While the movie has debuted domestically, the film won’t premiere in Japan until April 13

The cast is currently in Tokyo promoting Pacific Rim.

While the movie has debuted domestically, the film won’t premiere in Japan until April 13.

In an interview with Build, Boyega talked about how he ‘jumped at the opportunity’ to co-produce the action-packed sequel. 

Like a boss: Boyega co-produced the action-packed sequel. Back in 2015, he started his own company called UpperRoom productions 

Like a boss: Boyega co-produced the action-packed sequel. Back in 2015, he started his own company called UpperRoom productions 

‘In 2015 Star Wars Force Awakens came out and I used the funds that I earned on the movie to develop a team of people and to form a company called UpperRoom Productions,’ he explained. 

‘I wanted to create opportunities for myself. You get creative control from the beginning all the way from casting to marketing and I wanted to be apart of it.’ 

This is Boyega’s first production credit.

 'I wanted to create opportunities for myself,' John said in an interview with Build. 'You get creative control from the beginning all the way from casting to marketing and I wanted to be apart of it' 

 ‘I wanted to create opportunities for myself,’ John said in an interview with Build. ‘You get creative control from the beginning all the way from casting to marketing and I wanted to be apart of it’ 

 

 



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