Alicia Vikander's “Tomb Raider” ruled the international box office over the week, with $84.5 million at 32,685 screens in 65 markets, led by a solid $41.1 million opening in China.
Warner Bros. reported that “Tomb Raider” took in nearly 50% of the box office among the top five films in China, where the action-adventure played on 15,500 screens, and notched the studio's seventh-highest opening weekend in that market.
Disney-Marvel's “Black Panther”, which opened with a leading $66 million in China last weekend, saw its grosses plunge to $12 million in that market. The film took in a total of $30 million internationally to push its international take to $577 million — making it the fifth highest title in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Tomb Raider”, a reboot of the Lara Croft franchise and based on a 2013 version of the video game, centers on Vikander's character unraveling the mystery behind her father's disappearance. It's directed by Roar, and also stars Walton Goggins and Dominic West.