The Pacific Rim: Uprising robots have succeeded in dethroning the phenomenal Black Panther, clinging to the top of the North American box office for six weeks and this weekend won the record for the recipes in the United States for a super movie -hero.

For their first weekend of operation in the United States and Canada, battles between humans and aliens manipulated robots threatening to eradicate humanity have brought in $ 28 million, according to preliminary figures from the specialized company Exhibitor Relations published Sunday.

This is the sequel to Pacific Rim (2013), directed by the recently Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro, who has left his place behind the camera to Steven S. DeKnight, but who has co-produced this second part.

As a result, Black Panther, the first blockbuster with a black superhero, slipped into second place with revenues of 16.6 million between Friday and Sunday, a total of $ 631 million since its release six weeks ago.

According to the Box Office Mojo website, it breaks the established record, with 623 million, by The Avengers (2012) in terms of superhero films in North America. And, according to the specialty company ComScore, Black Panther has reported $ 1.2 billion worldwide.

The third step of the podium comes to I Can Only Imagine , American drama about the faith and following the adventures of a Christian rock band, which generated $ 13.8 million in three days and 38.3 million in two weeks.

New entrant in fourth place: the animated film Sherlock Gnomes with $ 10.6 million. The famous English detective investigates, with his colleague Dr. Watson, the disappearance of garden gnomes.

Tomb Raider and her rebellious adventurer Lara Croft, played by Sweden’s Alicia Vikander, who succeeds Angelina Jolie in this role, falls three rows in one week to finish fifth. The film has reported $ 10.4 million over the weekend and $ 41.7 million since its release two weeks ago.

Here is the continuation of the ranking: 

6 – A Wrinkle in Time : 8 million (73.9 million in three weeks)

7 – Love, Simon : 7.8 million (23.7 million in two weeks)

8 – Paul, Apostle of Christ : $ 5 million for the first weekend of exploitation of this film in which Paul, imprisoned by Emperor Nero, remembers certain moments of his life.

9 – Game Night : 4.2 million (60.8 million in five weeks)

10 – Midnight Sun : 4.1 million for its release. This film with Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger tells the story of a young girl with a rare disease that forces her to avoid contact with UV rays.