Wes Anderson

'Pacific Rim: Uprising' dethrones 'Black Panther'

It took six weeks but "Black Panther" has finally been unseated as the top film at the North American box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel "Pacific Rim: Uprising" dethroned the superhero sensation with $28 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.

But the result for "Pacific Rim: Uprising," a Universal Pictures- Legendary Entertainment release that cost $150 million to make, was soft — at least domestically. Like the recently released "Tomb Raider," its biggest business was in China. "Pacific Rim: Uprising" debuted there with $65 million for Legendary, which the Chinese...