Weekend Actuals: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Races to No. 1 with $24.1M; ‘Jumanji’ Drops Just 17% to $16.1M

'Hostiles' performs better than expected with $10.1 million

Monday Update: Fox’s action sequel Maze Runner: The Death Cure opened below the franchise’s two previous installments, but still secured first place at the box office with $24.1 million. That was enough to best Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which had won the previous three weekends and fell to second place with $16.1 million. Meanwhile, Entertainment Studios’ Western Hostiles lassoed up third place with $10.1 million in its first frame of wide release.

The top 10 films this weekend earned 102.4 million. That’s down 2 percent from the $104.1 million last weekend, and down 8 percent from the $111.6 million on this same weekend last year. Year-to-date box office stands at $929.7 million, up 3.7 percent compared to last year.

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


Sunday Update:

Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure zoomed to the top of the box office this weekend with $23.5 million, unseating three-time champ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle from the No. 1 slot.

While the third installment of the hit YA series did reasonably well in its opening frame, its debut was significantly lower than that of the two previous installments, The Maze Runner ($32.5 million) and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trails ($30.3 million). That said, the franchise has tended to perform better overseas, so if it follows the same pattern as the two previous films in the series (both of which made over twice as much internationally), it will likely make up quite a bit of ground in foreign territories. The audience for this one was split almost evenly between males and females (49% vs. 51%) and skewed predictably younger, with 57% of the audience under 25.

After three weeks at the top, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle fell to second place in its sixth weekend of release, adding an estimated $16.4 million to its coffers for a total of $338 million thus far. The Sony smash continued to demonstrate incredible legs, easing just 16% from last weekend. It’s truly been a remarkable run for the belated sequel, which has more than surpassed expectations and now sits at No. 5 on the list of 2017 releases, having now passed It ($327 million) and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334 million). It’s also now the third highest-grossing Sony title of all time, with No. 2 Spider-Man 2 ($373 million) and No. 1 Spider-Man ($403 million) seemingly within reach. Of course, those films were released in 2004 and 2002, respectively, when ticket prices were considerably lower.

At No. 3, the Scott Cooper western Hostiles starring Christian Bale did reasonably well in its wide debut, taking in an estimated $10.2 million for a total of $12 million thus far. The Entertainment Studios film played for several weeks in limited release before expanding to over 2,800 theaters on Friday. The film’s reported production budget is around $50 million, meaning it still has a ways to go before profitability kicks in.

Fourth place went to the surprise hit The Greatest Showman, which made an estimated $9.5 million in its sixth week of release after earning an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song (“This Is Me”). The Hugh Jackman musical has grossed $126.4 million since hitting theaters just before Christmas and has been holding up remarkably well in a crowded marketplace. Keep in mind that the film opened to just $8.8 million, which represents just seven percent of its total gross. That number demonstrates the word-of-mouth power that has made it the biggest surprise hit of the season.

In fifth, Fox’s The Post – which earned nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress (Meryl Streep) last week – eased just 24% to $8.85 million. The Steven Spielberg film about the release of the Pentagon Papers has now brought in $58.5 million to date and should continue to hold well as we head towards the Oscars.

Finishing neck-and-neck in sixth and seventh were 12 Strong and Den of Thieves, two male-oriented actioners that have been performing very similarly since opening opposite one another last weekend. 12 Strong brought in another $8.63 million while Den of Thieves grossed $8.36 million, bringing their respective totals to $29.7 million and $28.5 million. It should be noted that Den of Thieves is playing in about 600 fewer locations, giving it a more robust per-theater average than 12 Strong.

In eighth, The Shape of Water added 1,000 screens and brought in $5.7 million for a total of $37.6 million – notably what Pan’s Labyrinth made during its entire run domestically. With a whopping 13 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, the Guillermo Del Toro fantasy-romance is looking at several weeks of boosted attendance in the lead-up to the big show.

In ninth place, Paddington 2 held well  with an estimated $5.5 million (down just 30% from last weekend), giving it $32 million after three weeks of release. While this one started much slower than its predecessor, it has demonstrated sturdier legs, and it’s a winner when you look at the global picture as it brought in more than $150 million internationally on a reported $50 million budget.

Rounding out the Top 10 is Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which brought in another $4.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $610.7 million.

As for the remaining Best Picture nominees currently in theaters, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (which added more than 500 screens this weekend) grossed $3.6 million, bringing its total to $37 million; Phantom Thread brought in $2.8 million after expanding to over 1,000 screens ($10.6 million total); Darkest Hour grossed another $2.1 million on 1,333 screens ($45.1 total); Lady Bird added over 500 screens and took in $1.9 million for a total of $41.6 million; Call Me By Your Name added $1.3 million from 815 screens ($11.3 million total); and Get Out made an estimated $170,000 on 468 screens after returning to theaters nearly a year after its original release.

Overseas Update:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle passed the $800 million mark globally after adding an estimated $17.7 million overseas this weekend. Its total now stands at $822 million ($484 million internationally), making it Sony’s fifth highest-grossing film of all time globally.

Adding another $9 million overseas, Star Wars: The Last Jedi passed the $1.3 billion mark worldwide. Not adjusted for inflation, it’s now the ninth highest-grossing film of all time globally, falling between No. 8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($1.341 billion) and No. 10 Frozen ($1.276 billion).


Monday’s Weekend Actuals

Weekend Actuals (Domestic)FRI, JAN. 26 – SUN, JAN. 28

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Maze Runner: The Death Cure $24,167,011 3,787 $6,382 $24,167,011 1 Fox
2 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $16,144,874 -17% 3,553 -151 $4,544 $337,802,077 6 Sony / Columbia
3 Hostiles $10,110,739 2996% 2,816 2767 $3,590 $11,958,536 6 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
4 The Greatest Showman $9,550,367 -10% 2,663 -160 $3,586 $126,525,599 6 Fox
5 The Post $9,107,141 -22% 2,640 -211 $3,450 $58,793,064 6 20th Century Fox
6 12 Strong $8,686,066 -45% 3,018 16 $2,878 $29,810,676 2 Warner Bros.
7 Den of Thieves $8,632,808 -43% 2,432 0 $3,550 $28,775,253 2 STX Entertainment
8 The Shape of Water $5,922,553 171% 1,854 1001 $3,194 $37,901,298 9 Fox Searchlight
9 Paddington 2 $5,668,433 -29% 2,792 -910 $2,030 $32,118,849 3 Warner Bros.
10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $4,254,001 -35% 1,745 -711 $2,438 $610,795,822 7 Disney
11 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $3,840,684 100% 1,457 503 $2,636 $37,251,635 16 Fox Searchlight
12 Forever My Girl $3,567,978 -16% 1,424 310 $2,506 $9,127,137 2 Roadside Attractions/LD Entertainment
13 The Commuter $3,412,694 -48% 1,811 -1081 $1,884 $31,389,883 3 Lionsgate
14 Insidious: The Last Key $3,189,055 -46% 1,901 -645 $1,678 $63,449,355 4 Universal
15 Phantom Thread $2,981,885 -8% 1,021 125 $2,921 $10,713,694 5 Focus Features
16 Darkest Hour $2,886,835 6% 1,333 -8 $2,166 $45,199,242 10 Focus Features
17 Lady Bird $1,887,226 58% 1,172 497 $1,610 $41,610,318 13 A24
18 Pitch Perfect 3 $1,367,760 -55% 1,039 -733 $1,316 $102,718,890 6 Universal
19 Proud Mary $1,326,285 -63% 1,003 -1122 $1,322 $19,250,153 3 Sony / Screen Gems

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Padmaavat $4,430,255 326 $13,590 $4,937,521 1
2 I, Tonya $3,028,658 6% 960 161 $3,155 $18,903,400 8 Neon
3 Coco $1,435,157 -25% 621 -257 $2,311 $202,702,394 10 Disney
4 Call Me by Your Name $1,289,639 -10% 815 0 $1,582 $11,300,179 10 Sony Pictures Classics
5 Ferdinand $1,020,203 -39% 675 -537 $1,511 $80,551,057 7 Fox
6 Molly’s Game $900,977 -44% 555 -536 $1,623 $25,902,410 5 STX Entertainment
7 Wonder (2017) $430,758 -20% 349 -147 $1,234 $130,563,198 11 Lionsgate
8 Justice League $306,788 143% 244 93 $1,257 $228,050,134 11 Warner Bros.
9 All the Money in the World $224,789 -41% 227 -147 $990 $24,530,696 5 Sony / TriStar
10 Thor: Ragnarok $181,829 -22% 150 -34 $1,212 $313,694,838 13 Disney
11 Get Out $165,675 471 $352 $175,649,815 49 Universal
12 Daddy’s Home 2 $152,768 -27% 145 -38 $1,054 $103,751,252 12 Paramount
13 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) $127,129 -30% 179 -23 $710 $102,513,318 12 Fox
14 Downsizing $71,321 2% 113 -21 $631 $24,418,729 6 Paramount

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Mary and The Witch’s Flower $135,466 -91% 77 -84 $1,759 $1,784,163 2 GKIDS
2 The Disaster Artist $99,096 -43% 84 -63 $1,180 $20,910,950 9 New Line / A24
3 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds $60,073 -42% 16 -8 $3,755 $1,800,193 6 Well Go USA
4 The Florida Project $58,072 49% 33 -4 $1,760 $5,659,111 17 A24
5 The Star $52,898 -28% 97 -35 $545 $40,785,511 11 Sony / Columbia
6 The Final Year $37,694 -45% 33 -2 $1,142 $141,550 2 Magnolia Pictures
7 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool $34,229 -3% 19 3 $1,802 $246,262 5 Sony Pictures Classics
8 In The Fade $30,833 90% 22 13 $1,402 $142,269 5 Magnolia Pictures
9 Blade Runner 2049 $24,132 -51% 72 -52 $335 $92,044,134 17 Warner Bros.
10 Loving Vincent $23,647 -19% 21 -14 $1,126 $6,580,924 19 Good Deed Entertainment
11 The Square $23,449 79% 19 10 $1,234 $1,384,256 14 Magnolia Pictures
12 Condorito: La Pelicula $23,312 -69% 36 -98 $648 $442,934 3 Lionsgate / Pantelion
13 Happy End $21,008 -31% 14 -4 $1,501 $197,697 6 Sony Pictures Classics
14 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story $14,561 18% 7 1 $2,080 $240,206 10 Zeitgeist
15 Father Figures $13,116 -66% 44 -52 $298 $17,413,119 6 Warner Bros.
16 Humor Me $11,538 305% 5 3 $2,308 $21,007 3 Shout! Factory
17 Roman J. Israel, Esq. $11,421 105% 31 6 $368 $11,942,780 11 Sony Pictures
18 Desolation $11,320 2 $5,660 $11,320 1 IFC Films
19 Have A Nice Day $10,463 1 $10,463 $10,463 1 Strand Releasing
20 Jane $10,201 -12% 9 -3 $1,133 $1,642,109 15 Abramorama
21 Only The Brave $9,437 -39% 26 -17 $363 $18,340,051 15 Sony Pictures
22 Beuys $7,684 -15% 2 0 $3,842 $24,953 2 Kino Lorber
23 Ex-File 3 (Qian Ren 3) $7,648 -80% 3 -18 $2,549 $831,466 5 China Lion Film
24 A Ciambra $7,559 19% 2 1 $3,780 $17,433 2 IFC Films
25 Wonder Wheel $6,517 2% 5 -1 $1,303 $1,403,237 9 Amazon
26 Django $5,455 -9% 7 0 $779 $40,727 4 Under The Milky Way
27 Like Me $5,064 3 $1,688 $5,664 1 Kino Lorber
28 Parchi $4,595 -57% 1 -13 $4,595 $67,133 3 Atlas Distribution
29 The Breadwinner $4,532 62% 4 0 $1,133 $256,205 11 GKIDS
30 Please Stand By $4,090 5 $818 $4,090 1 Magnolia Pictures
31 My Friend Dahmer $4,068 -44% 1 -1 $4,068 $1,340,639 13 FilmRise
32 The Road Movie $4,019 -77% 7 -12 $574 $28,700 2 Oscilloscope Laboratories
33 Goldbuster $4,006 -71% 2 -4 $2,003 $184,075 4 Well Go USA Entertainment
34 Vazante $3,991 409% 4 3 $998 $10,902 3 Music Box Films
35 Kickboxer: Retaliation $3,061 10 $306 $3,061 1 Well Go USA Entertainment
36 In Between $2,803 -52% 5 -2 $561 $39,708 4 Film Movement
37 Chavela $2,789 3 $930 $148,666 17 Music Box Films
38 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $2,679 871% 4 3 $670 $100,072 15 The Orchard
39 Birdboy: The Forgotten Children $2,393 -36% 2 -3 $1,197 $33,860 7 GKIDS
40 God’s Own Country $1,980 1177% 2 1 $990 $326,549 14 Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films
41 Freak Show $1,641 -67% 8 1 $205 $16,136 3 IFC Films
42 Novitiate $1,427 -5% 4 -2 $357 $577,501 14 Sony Pictures Classics
43 1945 $1,334 -64% 2 -4 $667 $272,771 13 Menemsha Films
44 On the Beach at Night Alone $1,054 1686% 3 2 $351 $33,869 11 Cinema Guild
45 West of the Jordan River $1,047 1 $1,047 $1,047 1 Kino Lorber
46 The Divine Order $1,046 15% 3 1 $349 $67,426 14 Kino Lorber / Zeitgeist Films
47 Memories of Underdevelopment $1,003 -66% 1 0 $1,003 $22,792 3 Janus Films
48 Shadowman $808 1007% 3 2 $269 $12,380 9 Film Movement
49 The Other Side Of Hope $716 -58% 1 0 $716 $181,322 9 Janus Films
50 The Sacrifice (2017 re-release) $453 -83% 1 -2 $453 $43,989 15 Kino Lorber
51 Youth $238 -95% 1 -2 $238 $1,891,956 7 China Lion Film
52 Tom of Finland $76 -96% 2 0 $38 $348,362 16 Kino Lorber

Sunday’s Studio Weekend Estimates for Friday, January 26 – Sunday, January 28, 2018:

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Maze Runner: The Death Cure $23,500,000 3,787 $6,205 $23,500,000 1 Fox
2 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $16,400,000 -16% 3,553 -151 $4,616 $338,057,203 6 Sony / Columbia
3 Hostiles $10,205,000 3024% 2,816 2767 $3,624 $12,052,797 6 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
4 The Greatest Showman $9,500,000 -11% 2,663 -160 $3,567 $126,475,232 6 Fox
5 The Post $8,850,000 -24% 2,640 -211 $3,352 $58,535,923 6 20th Century Fox
6 12 Strong $8,635,000 -45% 3,018 16 $2,861 $29,759,610 2 Warner Bros.
7 Den of Thieves $8,360,000 -45% 2,432 0 $3,438 $28,502,445 2 STX Entertainment
8 The Shape of Water $5,700,000 161% 1,854 1001 $3,074 $37,678,745 9 Fox Searchlight
9 Paddington 2 $5,570,000 -30% 2,792 -910 $1,995 $32,020,416 3 Warner Bros.
10 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $4,184,000 -36% 1,745 -711 $2,398 $610,725,821 7 Disney
11 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $3,600,000 88% 1,457 503 $2,471 $37,010,951 16 Fox Searchlight
12 The Commuter $3,450,000 -48% 1,811 -1081 $1,905 $31,427,189 3 Lionsgate
13 Insidious: The Last Key $3,215,000 -45% 1,901 -645 $1,691 $63,475,300 4 Universal
14 Phantom Thread $2,890,000 -11% 1,021 125 $2,831 $10,621,809 5 Focus Features
15 Darkest Hour $2,164,000 -21% 1,333 -8 $1,623 $44,476,407 10 Focus Features
16 Lady Bird $1,924,788 61% 1,172 497 $1,642 $41,647,880 13 A24
17 Proud Mary $1,365,000 -62% 1,003 -1122 $1,361 $19,288,868 3 Sony / Screen Gems
18 Pitch Perfect 3 $1,325,000 -56% 1,039 -733 $1,275 $102,676,130 6 Universal

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Coco $1,486,000 -22% 621 -257 $2,393 $202,753,237 10 Disney
2 Call Me by Your Name $1,345,422 -6% 815 0 $1,651 $11,355,962 10 Sony Pictures Classics
3 Ferdinand $950,000 -44% 675 -537 $1,407 $80,480,854 7 Fox
4 Molly’s Game $900,000 -45% 556 -535 $1,619 $25,901,433 5 STX Entertainment
5 Wonder (2017) $430,000 -20% 349 -147 $1,232 $130,562,440 11 Lionsgate
6 Thor: Ragnarok $183,000 -22% 150 -34 $1,220 $313,696,009 13 Disney
7 Get Out $170,000 468 $363 $170,000 49 Universal
8 Daddy’s Home 2 $150,000 -29% 145 -38 $1,034 $103,748,484 12 Paramount
9 Downsizing $70,000 0% 113 -21 $619 $24,417,408 6 Paramount

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Mary and The Witch’s Flower $137,087 -91% 77 -84 $1,780 $1,785,784 2 GKIDS
2 The Disaster Artist $104,108 -41% 84 -63 $1,239 $20,915,962 9 New Line / A24
3 The Insult $60,872 162% 10 7 $6,087 $143,112 3 Cohen Media Group
4 The Florida Project $55,289 42% 33 -4 $1,675 $5,656,328 17 A24
5 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool $35,918 2% 19 3 $1,890 $247,951 5 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Happy End $21,792 -28% 14 -4 $1,557 $198,481 6 Sony Pictures Classics
7 Condorito: La Pelicula $17,500 -77% 36 -98 $486 $437,122 3 Lionsgate / Pantelion
8 Faces Places $14,068 10 $1,407 $722,829 17 Cohen Media Group
9 Jane $12,221 5% 9 -3 $1,358 $1,644,129 15 Abramorama
10 Vazante $3,888 396% 4 3 $972 $10,799 3 Music Box Films
11 Birdboy: The Forgotten Children $3,017 -19% 2 -3 $1,509 $34,484 7 GKIDS
12 My Friend Dahmer $1,500 -79% 1 -1 $1,500 $1,338,071 13 FilmRise
13 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $1,432 419% 4 3 $358 $98,825 15 The Orchard
Chris Eggertsen

3 Comments

  1. Avatar
    Mike Woodard January 28, 2018

    Hostiles budget is $39 million. Director Scott Cooper confirmed

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    MimikyuILoveYou January 28, 2018

    The second movie was The Scorch Trials, not Trails.

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      Jacen January 28, 2018

      Yes, but Scorch Trails sounds a bit more interesting. Maybe they would be following demons or something.

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