‘Black Panther’ is No. 1 for 5th week in a row


‘Black Panther’ is No. 1 for 5th week in a row

NEW YORK

Not since “Avatar” has a box-office hit had the kind of staying power of “Black Panther.” Ryan Coogler’s comic-book sensation on Sunday became the first film since James Cameron’s 2009 smash to top the weekend box office five straight weekends.

The Disney release grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates, pushing its domestic haul to $605.4 million. Worldwide, “Black Panther” has grossed more than $1.1 billion.

Rounding out the top five are: “Tomb Raider,” $23.5 million, second place; “I Can Only Imagine,” $17.1 million, third place; “A Wrinkle in Time,” $16.6 million, fourth place; and “Love, Simon,” $11.5 million, fifth place.

Fall kills performer from Cirque du Soleil

TAMPA, FLA.

A Cirque du Soleil performer died after his hand slipped off the double rings, and he fell 20 feet during a performance in Florida, police and the entertainment company said Sunday.

The theatrical company announced on Twitter that Yann Arnaud fell while performing an aerial straps number Saturday night during the show VOLTA in Tampa.

Tampa police said they were investigating the death of Arnaud, 38, though they said in a release that it appears to be accidental.

Arnaud died at a hospital early Sunday. He had been a Cirque du Soleil performer for more than 15 years.

Cirque du Soleil canceled its final two Tampa performances Sunday.

Associated Press

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