JUMANJI Back on Top

Monday , 5, February 2018 Leave a comment

Helen Mirren in WINCHESTER. Courtesy Lionsgate/CBS Films.

Sony’s unstoppable JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE resumed the #1 spot over the sluggish Super Bowl weekend. Adding another $11 million for a $350 million domestic total ($855 million worldwide with Japan still to go), the movie is now the company’s third highest grossing movie ever. Speaking of word-of-mouth hits, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN continued to ride the tide of good word-of-mouth and nabbed the fourth spot with $7.8 million and $137 million domestic to date.

Last week’s champ, MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE slipped to second spot with $10.2 million. Not many movies with male appeal open on Super Bowl weekend (though there are exceptions, most notably TAKEN) and the horror film WINCHESTER ended up with 58% female viewers. It opened slightly above expectations with $9.3 million, but very poor reviews and a B- Cinemascore indicate that it will be heading to the afterlife shortly. The Christian Bale western HOSTILES declined 45% in weekend #2 with $5.5 million. The action films 12 STRONG and DEN OF THIEVES have bumped heads right from their opening day and continue to have similar results, finishing 6th and 7th, and grossing $4.7 million apiece for domestic cumes of $37.3 and $36.3 million respectively.

Steven Spielberg’s THE POST (#6) added $5.2 million its total, while 13 Oscar nominee THE SHAPE OF WATER did $4.3 million for 9th, and Warner Brothers pick-up PADDINGTON 2 rounded out the Top 10 also with approximately $3 million.

Oscar nominations usually help box office, but audiences are showing little interest in I, TONYA and PHANTOM THREAD. The former wound up 11th with $2.5 million and a 16% decline, despite adding 450 screens. The Daniel Day-Lewis opus dipped to the #17 spot with $2.1 million. A re-expanded THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI finished #11 with $3 million for $41.9 million to date.

JUMANJI’s #1 reign will definitely end after this weekend as the third installment in the FIFTY SHADES series, FIFTY SHADES FREED, bows alongside Clint Eastwood’s THE 15:17 TO PARIS, and the family feature PETER RABBIT. Marvel’s BLACK PANTHER will then take #1 when it hits theatres on the 16th.

Data courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

This week’s featured trailer: WINCHESTER


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