Weekend Actuals: ‘Jumanji’ Remains King w/ $19.5M, ’12 Strong’ Beats Out ‘Den of Thieves’ w/ $15.8M vs. $15.2M

'Forever My Girl' Debuts to $4.2M; 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Crosses $600M

Monday Update: Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in slightly below its Sunday estimate with a confirmed $19.5 million, its third consecutive weekend on top. Two action drama newcomers took the next two slots, with Warner Bros.’ 12 Strong starting in runner-up with $15.8 million and STX’s Den of Thieves exceed expectations with $15.2 million and third place.

The top 10 films this weekend earned $104.1 million. That’s 19 percent behind last weekend, and 13 percent behind the same weekend last year when Split led with $40.0 million. Year to date box office now stands at $739.4 million, or 4.3 percent ahead of last year.

The full table of weekend actuals is below, after our Sunday update containing more numbers and analysis.

 


Sunday Update: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is king of the jungle for the third weekend in a row, bringing in another $20 million, enough for first place and a massive $316.9 million total so far.

The belated sequel is now the highest-grossing non-Spider-Man Sony release of all time (not adjusting for inflation), rising above Skyfall‘s $304.3 million total back in 2012. By the end of its run it will easily rise to No. 3 on that list (beating Spider-Man 3 and Spider-Man: Homecoming at Nos. 3 and 4, respectively), and potentially even slide into No. 2 (Spider-Man 2 made $373 million back in 2004, when ticket prices were much lower). On the 2017 list, it has officially beaten out Thor: Ragnarok ($313 million) for the No. 7 slot.

The family adventure’s amazing run thus far can be chalked up to strong word-of-mouth. Falling a slight 28% from its three-day gross last weekend, Welcome to the Jungle has never eased more than 30% percent weekend-to-weekend since opening on December 22. Though it finished in third place on Friday against newcomers Den of Thieves and 12 Strong, it rallied on Saturday to easily surpass those titles by weekend’s end.

In second place, Warner Bros.’ 12 Strong brought in an estimated $16.5 million, beating out STX’s Den of Thieves (in third with $15.32 million) after a Friday result that had the freshman titles finishing neck-and-neck. Both male-oriented films rose above industry expectations this weekend, mirroring The Commuter‘s unexpectedly-robust $13.7 million ($15.7 million four-day) result last weekend.

12 Strong – which dramatizes the true story of a group of soldiers sent to Afghanistan in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks – certainly benefitted from star Chris Hemsworth’s drawing power. But it also won over viewers with its unabashedly patriotic story of military heroism and sacrifice, similar to previous films like American Sniper and Lone Survivor.

Den of Thieves, starring 50 Cent and Gerard Butler, had the best per-location average of the weekend, with an estimated $6,301 per screen. In the scheme of Gerard Butler action films, it brought in considerably less than either 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen or its 2016 sequel London Has Fallen, which opened to $30.3 million and $21.6 million, respectively. To be fair, neither of those titles had to contend with the opening of another male-oriented film like 12 Strong in their debut weekends. If Thieves follows the pattern established by those earlier Butler vehicles, look for a second-weekend drop in the 50% range.

In fourth place, Fox’s The Post held up well in its second weekend of wide release, easing 37% to $12.15 million. That’s enough for $45.1 million so far, which puts it ahead of fellow Spielberg title Bridge of Spies, which had $32.5 million at this point in its run more than two years ago (though it bears noting that unlike Bridge of Spies, The Post grossed nearly $4 million in limited release before going wide). If the Meryl Streep-Tom Hanks starrer receives a mountain of Oscar nominations on Tuesday, its bottom line should benefit going forward.

Fox’s nearly-unstoppable The Greatest Showman continued to hang on spectacularly well in fifth place, falling a mere 12% to $11 million. That brings the total for the Hugh Jackman musical to an unexpectedly-terrific $113.4 million since opening on December 20. As previously noted, the hit soundtrack has been a boon for the film’s long-term playability, as it continues to bring in new (and repeat) viewers won over by the tunes of Oscar-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Sixth place went to Warner Bros.’ Paddington 2, which fell just 25% to $8.2 million after opening to a so-so $11 million ($15 million four-day) last weekend. That’s a very good hold for the family sequel, though its $25 million total to date still puts it 38% behind the first film’s gross during the same period back in 2015. That said, it held better than its predecessor, which dropped a steeper 35% in weekend two.

Seventh (at least according to estimates) goes to last weekend’s freshman The Commuter, which came in at $6.68 million in its second frame. It fell 51% from its opening last weekend, a rather standard hold for a Liam Neeson action vehicle. The film’s $25.7 million total puts it 24% ahead of 2015’s Run All Night at the same point but a whopping 51% behind 2014’s Non-Stop. Look for this one to finish somewhere in the realm of $40-$45 million when all is said and done.

Still lingering in the Top 10 this weekend is Star Wars: The Last Jedi with an estimated $6.6 million at No. 8 (though it could swap positions with The Commuter once actuals come in), bringing its total to $604.3 million so far. That makes it only the sixth film in history to top $600 million domestically after Titanic ($659 million), Avatar ($760 million), The Avengers ($623 million), Jurassic World ($652 million), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($936 million).

In ninth, Insidious: The Last Key brought in $5.9 million, good for $58.7 million so far. Rounding out the Top 10 was freshman romance Forever My Girl, which brought in $4.7 million on 1,115 screens in its opening weekend. The critically-maligned Roadside/LD release was pegged by many critics as a low-rent version of a Nicholas Sparks adaptation, but it reportedly cost just $3.5 million, so it should do well enough to justify its budget.

Falling outside the Top 10 in its second weekend was the Taraji P. Henson actioner Proud Mary, which tumbled a steep 63% to an estimated $3.65 million. Unfortunately, there’s not much firepower left in the Screen Gems release, which was savaged by critics and should top out with not much more than $20 million. Luckily for Sony, the budget on this one is just $14 million.

Also outside the Top 10, Disney’s Coco passed the $200 million threshold this weekend ($1.9 million weekend, $200.7 million total), while Universal’s Pitch Perfect 3 passed $100 million ($3.1 million weekend, $100.6 million total).

Overseas Update:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was tops internationally for the fourth weekend in a row, bringing in another $32.6 million, including $7.7 million in China (where it now stands at $65.8 million). Its overseas total is now $450.8 million, bringing its global cume to $767.8 million.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in $9.9 million overseas this weekend, giving it an international total of $692 million and a global total to date of $1.296 million. Look for it to cross $1.3 billion overall by next weekend.


Weekend Actuals (Domestic)FRI, JAN. 19 – SUN, JAN. 21

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $19,505,170 -31% 3,704 -145 $5,266 $316,450,318 5 Sony / Columbia
2 12 Strong $15,815,025 3,002 $5,268 $15,815,025 1 Warner Bros.
3 Den of Thieves $15,206,108 2,432 $6,253 $15,206,108 1 STX Entertainment
4 The Post $11,716,960 -39% 2,851 32 $4,110 $44,758,362 5 20th Century Fox
5 The Greatest Showman $10,644,824 -15% 2,823 -115 $3,771 $113,125,431 5 Fox
6 Paddington 2 $8,009,129 -27% 3,702 0 $2,163 $24,810,362 2 Warner Bros.
7 The Commuter $6,603,842 -52% 2,892 0 $2,283 $25,627,371 2 Lionsgate
8 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $6,555,435 -45% 2,456 -634 $2,669 $604,273,911 6 Disney
9 Insidious: The Last Key $5,874,055 -53% 2,546 -604 $2,307 $58,658,320 3 Universal
10 Forever My Girl $4,245,490 1,114 $3,811 $4,245,490 1 Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment
11 Proud Mary $3,568,996 -64% 2,125 0 $1,680 $16,850,600 2 Sony / Screen Gems
12 Pitch Perfect 3 $3,022,185 -50% 1,772 -733 $1,706 $100,535,230 5 Universal
13 Darkest Hour $2,729,810 -39% 1,341 -352 $2,036 $40,792,987 9 Focus Features
14 Ferdinand $1,686,160 -52% 1,212 -942 $1,391 $79,172,376 6 Fox
15 Molly’s Game $1,622,177 -58% 1,091 -617 $1,487 $24,280,686 4 STX Entertainment

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Phantom Thread $3,246,720 183% 896 834 $3,624 $6,059,449 4 Focus Features
2 I, Tonya $2,859,938 -15% 799 282 $3,579 $14,508,655 7 Neon
3 The Shape of Water $2,186,311 -23% 853 130 $2,563 $30,195,358 8 Fox Searchlight
4 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $1,917,162 -24% 954 -68 $2,010 $31,994,519 15 Fox Searchlight
5 Coco $1,910,672 -43% 878 -484 $2,176 $200,726,972 9 Disney
6 Mary and The Witch’s Flower $1,497,483 161 $9,301 $1,497,483 1 GKIDS
7 Call Me by Your Name $1,437,889 102% 815 641 $1,764 $9,135,264 9 Sony Pictures Classics
8 Lady Bird $1,194,401 -32% 675 23 $1,769 $39,053,636 12 A24
9 Wonder (2017) $536,824 -56% 496 -474 $1,082 $129,891,525 10 Lionsgate
10 All the Money in the World $377,888 -69% 374 -1034 $1,010 $24,106,979 4 Sony / TriStar
11 Thor: Ragnarok $234,516 -37% 184 -58 $1,275 $313,433,047 12 Disney
12 Daddy’s Home 2 $210,675 6% 183 -18 $1,151 $103,543,455 11 Paramount
13 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) $181,210 -30% 202 -70 $897 $102,303,321 11 Fox
14 The Disaster Artist $174,999 -62% 147 -224 $1,190 $20,726,034 8 New Line / A24
15 Justice League $126,109 -51% 151 -115 $835 $227,702,179 10 Warner Bros.
16 Condorito: La Pelicula $76,014 -69% 134 -19 $567 $400,460 2 Lionsgate / Pantelion
17 The Star $73,445 -31% 132 -28 $556 $40,715,377 10 Sony / Columbia
18 Downsizing $70,037 -77% 134 -278 $523 $24,314,346 5 Paramount
19 Blade Runner 2049 $49,170 -30% 124 -1 $397 $92,001,208 16 Warner Bros.

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Hostiles $326,614 20% 49 7 $6,666 $1,306,917 5 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
2 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds $103,706 -46% 24 -8 $4,321 $1,684,791 5 Well Go USA
3 The Final Year $67,971 35 $1,942 $67,971 1 Magnolia Pictures
4 The Florida Project $38,902 -27% 37 -3 $1,051 $5,571,688 16 A24
5 Ex-File 3 (Qian Ren 3) $38,658 -66% 21 -3 $1,841 $808,378 4 China Lion Film
6 Father Figures $38,300 -61% 96 -105 $399 $17,388,350 5 Warner Bros.
7 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool $35,255 7% 16 7 $2,203 $190,829 4 Sony Pictures Classics
8 Happy End $30,403 33% 18 7 $1,689 $161,783 5 Sony Pictures Classics
9 Loving Vincent $29,372 -31% 35 -5 $839 $6,532,388 18 Good Deed Entertainment
10 The Insult $23,222 3 $7,741 $64,642 2 Cohen Media Group
11 The Road Movie $17,175 19 $904 $17,175 1 Oscilloscope Laboratories
12 In The Fade $16,227 -18% 9 3 $1,803 $101,082 4 Magnolia Pictures
13 Only The Brave $15,506 -34% 43 -11 $361 $18,324,258 14 Sony Pictures
14 Goldbuster $13,770 -51% 6 0 $2,295 $173,006 3 Well Go USA Entertainment
15 The Square $13,064 -37% 9 -10 $1,452 $1,351,205 13 Magnolia Pictures
16 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story $12,346 6 $2,058 $217,459 9 Zeitgeist
17 Jane $11,587 -39% 12 -6 $966 $1,625,674 14 Abramorama
18 Parchi $10,720 -69% 14 -25 $766 $59,587 2 Atlas Distribution
19 Beuys $9,084 2 $4,542 $11,613 1 Kino Lorber
20 My Friend Dahmer $7,311 -24% 2 0 $3,656 $1,329,652 12 FilmRise
21 Wonder Wheel $6,380 4% 6 -4 $1,063 $1,392,830 8 Amazon
22 A Ciambra $6,330 1 $6,330 $6,330 1 IFC Films
23 Django $6,005 33% 7 2 $858 $29,294 3 Under The Milky Way
24 In Between $5,898 -16% 7 3 $843 $33,660 3 Film Movement
25 Youth $5,241 -75% 3 -4 $1,747 $1,888,311 6 China Lion Film
26 Freak Show $4,927 2% 7 6 $704 $12,489 2 IFC Films
27 1945 $3,733 105% 6 2 $622 $269,204 12 Menemsha Films
28 Big Sonia $3,330 -49% 2 0 $1,665 $146,696 10 Argot Pictures
29 Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba $3,187 1 $3,187 $3,187 1 ArtMattan Films
30 Thelma $3,159 91% 3 -1 $1,053 $144,152 11 The Orchard
31 My Art $3,131 -43% 2 1 $1,566 $11,126 2 Film Movement
32 Memories of Underdevelopment $2,916 -65% 1 0 $2,916 $19,461 2 Janus Films
33 The Sacrifice (2017 re-release) $2,677 -28% 3 0 $892 $41,447 14 Kino Lorber
34 Kangaroo $2,282 2 $1,141 $2,282 1 Abramorama
35 Tom of Finland $1,874 -79% 2 -2 $937 $347,038 15 Kino Lorber
36 The Man Who Invented Christmas $1,778 -68% 8 -13 $222 $5,675,535 9 Bleecker Street
37 The Other Side Of Hope $1,718 -48% 1 -1 $1,718 $179,848 8 Janus Films
38 Novitiate $1,504 43% 6 2 $251 $574,809 13 Sony Pictures Classics
39 Félicité $1,327 -15% 5 1 $265 $12,022 13 Strand Releasing
40 The Paris Opera $1,312 1 $1,312 $55,482 14 Film Movement
41 The Divine Order $908 2 $454 $66,258 13 Kino Lorber / Zeitgeist Films
42 The Crime of Monsieur Lange $877 -73% 1 -2 $877 $33,542 10 Rialto Pictures
43 Vazante $784 1 $784 $6,318 2 Music Box Films
44 Porto $278 -84% 2 1 $139 $13,784 10 Kino Lorber
45 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $276 -56% 1 -2 $276 $97,151 14 The Orchard
46 Shadowman $73 1 $73 $11,572 8 Film Movement

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic)

FRI, JAN. 19 – SUN, JAN. 21

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $20,040,000 -29% 3,704 -145 $5,410 $316,985,148 5 Sony / Columbia
2 12 Strong $16,500,000 3,002 $5,496 $16,500,000 1 Warner Bros.
3 Den of Thieves $15,320,000 2,432 $6,299 $15,320,000 1 STX Entertainment
4 The Post $12,150,000 -37% 2,851 32 $4,262 $45,191,402 5 20th Century Fox
5 The Greatest Showman $11,000,000 -12% 2,823 -115 $3,897 $113,480,607 5 Fox
6 Paddington 2 $8,240,000 -25% 3,702 0 $2,226 $25,041,233 2 Warner Bros.
7 The Commuter $6,685,000 -51% 2,892 0 $2,312 $25,708,529 2 Lionsgate
8 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $6,566,000 -45% 2,456 -634 $2,673 $604,284,476 6 Disney
9 Insidious: The Last Key $5,945,000 -52% 2,546 -604 $2,335 $58,729,265 3 Universal
10 Forever My Girl $4,703,070 1,115 $4,218 $4,703,070 1 Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment
11 Proud Mary $3,650,000 -63% 2,125 0 $1,718 $16,931,604 2 Sony / Screen Gems
12 Pitch Perfect 3 $3,110,000 -48% 1,772 -733 $1,755 $100,623,045 5 Universal
13 Darkest Hour $3,065,000 -31% 1,341 -352 $2,286 $41,128,177 9 Focus Features
14 Molly’s Game $1,710,000 -56% 1,091 -617 $1,567 $24,368,509 4 STX Entertainment
15 Ferdinand $1,660,000 -53% 1,212 -942 $1,370 $79,146,216 6 Fox

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Phantom Thread $3,370,000 194% 896 834 $3,761 $6,182,729 4 Focus Features
2 I, Tonya $3,023,416 -10% 799 282 $3,784 $14,672,133 7 Neon
3 The Shape of Water $2,200,000 -22% 853 130 $2,579 $30,209,047 8 Fox Searchlight
4 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $2,000,000 -21% 954 -68 $2,096 $32,077,357 15 Fox Searchlight
5 Coco $1,911,000 -43% 878 -484 $2,177 $200,727,300 9 Disney
6 Call Me by Your Name $1,505,553 112% 815 641 $1,847 $9,202,928 9 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Mary and The Witch’s Flower $1,497,158 161 $9,299 $1,497,158 1 GKIDS
8 Lady Bird $1,321,420 -25% 675 23 $1,958 $39,180,655 12 A24
9 Wonder (2017) $570,000 -53% 496 -474 $1,149 $129,924,701 10 Lionsgate
10 All the Money in the World $385,000 -69% 374 -1034 $1,029 $24,114,091 4 Sony / TriStar
11 Thor: Ragnarok $249,000 -33% 184 -58 $1,353 $313,447,531 12 Disney
12 Daddy’s Home 2 $215,000 8% 183 -18 $1,175 $103,547,780 11 Paramount
13 The Disaster Artist $198,578 -57% 147 -224 $1,351 $20,749,613 8 New Line / A24
14 Condorito: La Pelicula $70,000 -72% 134 -19 $522 $394,446 2 Lionsgate / Pantelion
15 Downsizing $70,000 -77% 134 -278 $522 $24,314,309 5 Paramount

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Hostiles $392,000 43% 49 7 $8,000 $1,372,303 5 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
2 The Florida Project $43,808 -18% 37 -3 $1,184 $5,576,594 16 A24
3 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool $37,658 14% 16 7 $2,354 $193,232 4 Sony Pictures Classics
4 Happy End $30,535 34% 18 7 $1,696 $161,915 5 Sony Pictures Classics
5 Jane $13,101 -31% 12 -6 $1,092 $1,627,188 14 Abramorama
6 My Friend Dahmer $5,500 -43% 2 0 $2,750 $1,327,841 12 FilmRise
7 Kangaroo $2,562 2 $1,281 $2,562 1 Abramorama
8 The Insult $2,529 3 $843 $43,949 2 Cohen Media Group
9 Vazante $708 1 $708 $6,242 2 Music Box Films
Chris Eggertsen

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    Gustavo Aparicio January 21, 2018

    Can you please add Colao to your weekend releases? It opened in 7 screens:
    AMC: NYC Empire 25, NJ Cherry hills, NJ Jersey gardens 20
    National Am: Concourse (NYC), Linden, Providence Place (RI) and Edgewater. BOR has been up to the roof.

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