‘Tomb Raider’ Reboot Underwhelms on Opening Weekend


by Ben Bissell

Running through the jungle, jumping large crevasses, climbing enormous obstacles, and shooting her way out of danger – these are just a few of the daily chores Laura Croft tackles in Tomb Raider, a new movie currently showing at New 400 Theater in Rogers Park.

The popular video game- turned-movie franchise opened on March 16.

Many critics feel the film isn’t any better than the original Tomb Raider movies, which starred Angelina Jolie.

This film provides fans with the backstory of Laura Croft, the movie’s heroine.

Many critics felt the plot was flawed since many fans already know the history of Laura Croft from the original movies. “If we get the second installment of this second Tomb Raider’ live-action series, it may well be the movie we should have gotten the first time around,” said Scott Mendelson of Forbes.

As of March 18, Tomb Raider has grossed $23.5 million in the United States and Canada, and $102.5 million in other countries, for a worldwide total of $126 million around the globe. In order to break-even, the film needs to gross $275 million worldwide. The film finished second at the box office behind Black Panther, which grossed $27 million in its fifth week.


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