MLK 4-Day Weekend Actuals: ‘Jumanji’ Remains King with $35.1M, ‘The Post’ At No. 2 with $23.0M Over Stormy Weekend

Mixed results for newcomers 'The Commuter,' 'Proud Mary' and 'Paddington 2'

Tuesday Update: Sony’s family fantasy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle led the MLK Day weekend box office with $35.1 million over the F-S-S-M four-day, in its fourth weekend of release and second weekend on top.

In its wide expansion, Fox’s journalism drama The Post posted $23.0 million in second place. Other wide newcomers included Lionsgate’s action film The Commuter with $15.7 million in fourth place, Warner Bros.’ animated Paddington 2 with $15.0 million in fifth place, and Sony’s action Proud Mary with $11.7 million in eighth place.

The $195.4 million four-day box office total was up 5.2 percent over the same holiday weekend last year. YTD box office is running 7.0 percent ahead of last year.

Fuller analysis can be read in our Sunday update below. Check our full table of four-day weekend actuals at the bottom.

 


Sunday Update: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to bring the heat despite wintry weather across much of the U.S. this weekend that caused many potential moviegoers to remain indoors. Grossing an estimated $27 million through Sunday and with updated projections pegging it at $33.4 million through Monday, the Sony release will easily repeat at No. 1 over the four-day holiday frame, bringing its North American total to $289.5 million since opening on December 22.

The belated sequel currently ranks as the eighth highest-grossing release of 2017, and at this pace it will easily surpass Thor: Ragnarok ($313 million), It ($327 million), and Spider-Man: Homecoming ($334 million) to land in the No. 5 slot. With this kind of momentum behind it, it will likely to overtake No. 4 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($389 million) by the end of its run.

Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s The Post came in second with an estimated $18.6 million over the three-day period. Early estimates have the awards season heavy-hitter grossing $22.2 million over the four-day holiday frame, which would bring its running total to $26.6 million. That counts as a successful wide expansion after three weeks of limited release for the Meryl Streep-Tom Hanks vehicle.

The weekend also saw the debut of three new titles in wide release, with mixed results. Performing most robustly was Lionsgate’s The Commuter, which will finish in third place with an estimated $13.4 million through Sunday and around $16 million through Monday, if current projections hold. That compares favorably with Neeson’s last team-up with director Jaume Collet-Serra, Run All Night, which opened to $11 million back in March of 2015. That said, it only made about half of what Non-Stop – another collaboration between the star and director – did back in February of 2014. That film debuted to $28.8 million on its way to a final domestic gross of $92.1 million.

Outside the Top 3, things get a little more complicated, as newcomers Paddington 2 and Proud Mary were neck-and-neck with a number of holdovers. Sunday estimates have the freshman titles coming in at $10.6 million and $10 million respectively, while Monday projections have them at around $12.6 million (though Warner Bros. didn’t provide official numbers) and $12 million. If current projections hold, they should finish at No. 7 and No. 8 on the chart. In Paddington 2‘s case, that opening represents a sharp drop from the first film, which grossed $18.9 million (3-day) and $25.4 million (4-day) over MLK weekend 2015.

Coming in fourth with $12.1 million over the three-day frame was Insidious: The Last Key, which enjoyed a surprisingly robust $29.5 million opening last weekend. However, the horror sequel is projected to finish the holiday frame in sixth place with $14.1 million, losing ground to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Greatest Showman on MondayThat would give the franchise entry $50.3 million in 10 days – almost as much as Insidious: Chapter 3 grossed over its entire run.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi finished in sixth over the three-day frame after losing nearly 1,200 theaters, adding another $11.3 million through Sunday. However, it should rise two spots to fourth place over the four-day holiday frame if current projections of $14.7 million hold, which would give it a total of $591.5 million since opening on December 15. Look for the franchise sequel to cross the $600 million mark by next weekend.

The Greatest Showman continued demonstrating excellent legs in its fourth weekend of release, dropping just 14% from last weekend (Friday-to-Sunday) with $11.8 million, good for No. 5 overall if estimates hold. The Hugh Jackman musical is projected to bring in $14.5 million over the four-day holiday frame, which would keep it in fifth and bring its running total to $97.2 million. The film has strongly benefitted from the hit soundtrack featuring songs by La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, which rose to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week.

Rounding out the Top 10 over the three-day period were Pitch Perfect 3 and Darkest Hour, which banked $5.7 million and $4.5 million respectively through Sunday and a projected $6.7 million and $5.6 million through Monday. That would bring their running totals to $95.7 million and $36.8 million.

Outside the Top 10, Fox Searchlight’s The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (which added over 700 screens to capitalize on its big win at the Golden Globes last weekend) grossed $2.7 million and $2.3 million, respectively, over the three-day frame and $3.3 million and $2.8 million over the four-day period. If estimates hold, their running totals will stand at $27 million and $29 million through Monday.

Limited Release: 

I, Tonya – which netted a Golden Globe for star Allison Janney last weekend – added over 300 theaters and brought in an estimated $3.3 million through Sunday, good for a per-theater average of $6,387.  The Tonya Harding biopic is projected to bring in more than $4 million over the four-day frame, which would give it a total north of $10 million by Monday evening.

Overseas Update:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle debuted to a solid $40 million in China this weekend, which bested the opening of last weekend’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($28.7 million) by a whopping 39 percent. That boosted its overseas weekend total to $81 million, good for an international running total of $383 million and a global cume of $667 million to date.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi continued its overseas run with another $30.3 million this weekend, raising its international cume to $673.4 million and its global total to $1.264 billion.

Check back tomorrow for updated four-day estimates.


Tuesday’s Weekend Actuals for Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15, 2018:

Weekend Actuals (Domestic)FRI, JAN. 12 – MON, JAN. 15

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $35,176,695 -6% 3,849 48 $9,139 $291,312,604 4 Sony / Columbia
2 The Post $23,055,654 1258% 2,819 2783 $8,179 $27,544,891 4 20th Century Fox
3 The Greatest Showman $16,177,587 17% 2,938 -404 $5,506 $98,931,455 4 Fox
4 The Commuter $15,795,899 2,892 $5,462 $15,795,899 1 Lionsgate
5 Paddington 2 $15,003,359 3,702 $4,053 $15,003,359 1 Warner Bros.
6 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $14,627,721 -38% 3,090 -1142 $4,734 $594,902,305 5 Disney
7 Insidious: The Last Key $14,353,765 -51% 3,150 34 $4,557 $50,594,905 2 Universal
8 Proud Mary $11,701,440 2,125 $5,507 $11,701,440 1 Sony / Screen Gems
9 Pitch Perfect 3 $7,326,950 -29% 2,505 -953 $2,925 $96,326,175 4 Universal
10 Darkest Hour $5,415,720 -10% 1,693 -40 $3,199 $36,631,272 8 Focus Features
11 Ferdinand $4,863,022 -37% 2,154 -1002 $2,258 $76,891,116 5 Fox
12 Coco $4,618,538 -14% 1,362 -532 $3,391 $198,161,978 8 Disney
13 Molly’s Game $4,618,479 -33% 1,708 100 $2,704 $21,447,576 3 STX Entertainment
14 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $3,075,421 336% 1,022 712 $3,009 $29,283,880 14 Fox Searchlight
15 All the Money in the World $1,484,807 -58% 1,408 -715 $1,055 $23,310,867 3 Sony / TriStar

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 I, Tonya $4,068,388 66% 517 261 $7,869 $10,767,204 6 Neon
2 The Shape of Water $3,450,402 10% 723 -81 $4,772 $27,172,294 7 Fox Searchlight
3 Lady Bird $2,157,666 37% 652 90 $3,309 $37,373,875 11 A24
4 Wonder (2017) $1,627,928 -32% 970 -288 $1,678 $129,016,502 9 Lionsgate
5 Call Me by Your Name $884,486 18% 174 57 $5,083 $7,400,081 8 Sony Pictures Classics
6 Marshall $566,449 10256% 378 337 $1,499 $10,050,637 14 Open Road
7 The Disaster Artist $549,760 -26% 371 -107 $1,482 $20,413,867 7 New Line / A24
8 Thor: Ragnarok $460,982 -10% 242 -83 $1,905 $313,102,302 11 Disney
9 Downsizing $356,710 -84% 412 -1608 $866 $24,154,949 4 Paramount
10 Justice League $316,328 -43% 266 -252 $1,189 $227,522,271 9 Warner Bros.
11 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) $309,423 -31% 272 -42 $1,138 $102,037,784 10 Fox
12 Condorito: La Pelicula $288,187 153 $1,884 $288,187 1 Lionsgate / Pantelion
13 Daddy’s Home 2 $239,143 -49% 201 -228 $1,190 $103,291,098 10 Paramount
14 The Star $140,089 -1% 160 -108 $876 $40,621,914 9 Sony / Columbia
15 Father Figures $111,144 -91% 201 -1516 $553 $17,327,586 4 Warner Bros.
16 Blade Runner 2049 $83,384 -17% 125 -8 $667 $91,931,116 15 Warner Bros.

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Phantom Thread $1,391,276 479% 62 56 $22,440 $2,473,054 3 Focus Features
2 Hostiles $339,873 27% 42 -4 $8,092 $885,343 4 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
3 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds $235,828 -15% 32 -3 $7,370 $1,512,567 4 Well Go USA
4 Ex-File 3 (Qian Ren 3) $128,428 -27% 24 7 $5,351 $740,525 3 China Lion Film
5 The Florida Project $63,589 1% 40 3 $1,590 $5,511,533 15 A24
6 Loving Vincent $42,594 -41% 40 -18 $1,065 $6,478,819 17 Good Deed Entertainment
7 Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool $42,120 84% 9 5 $4,680 $139,236 3 Sony Pictures Classics
8 Parchi $38,137 39 $978 $38,137 1 Atlas Distribution
9 Goldbuster $30,690 -61% 6 -18 $5,115 $149,072 2 Well Go USA Entertainment
10 Happy End $29,900 118% 11 5 $2,718 $123,395 4 Sony Pictures Classics
11 Only The Brave $28,501 -23% 54 -15 $528 $18,300,340 13 Sony Pictures
12 In The Fade $25,529 100% 6 0 $4,255 $75,960 3 Magnolia Pictures
13 The Square $25,041 -23% 19 -6 $1,318 $1,326,700 12 Magnolia Pictures
14 Youth $24,153 -70% 7 -23 $3,450 $1,874,328 5 China Lion Film
15 Jane $18,999 -24% 18 -1 $1,056 $1,587,320 13 Abramorama
16 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story $17,015 12 $1,418 $207,727 8 Zeitgeist
17 Roman J. Israel, Esq. $14,903 -46% 42 -38 $355 $11,917,581 9 Sony Pictures
18 Namiya $11,677 -71% 7 -14 $1,668 $66,176 2 China Lion Film
19 My Friend Dahmer $10,193 65% 2 0 $5,097 $1,319,764 11 FilmRise
20 Tom of Finland $9,969 -20% 4 1 $2,492 $341,760 14 Kino Lorber
21 In Between $8,376 42% 4 2 $2,094 $25,242 2 Film Movement
22 Memories of Underdevelopment $8,244 1 $8,244 $8,244 1 Janus Films
23 Wonder Wheel $8,183 -61% 10 -19 $818 $1,382,917 7 Amazon
24 The Man Who Invented Christmas $7,506 -65% 21 -49 $357 $5,671,804 8 Bleecker Street
25 Birdboy: The Forgotten Children $6,961 8 $870 $20,119 5 GKIDS
26 The Breadwinner $6,355 -18% 6 -4 $1,059 $236,972 9 GKIDS
27 My Art $6,087 1 $6,087 $6,087 1 Film Movement
28 Django $5,714 -51% 5 1 $1,143 $19,554 2 Under The Milky Way
29 The Sacrifice (2017 re-release) $4,238 -49% 3 1 $1,413 $37,207 13 Kino Lorber
30 Same Kind of Different as Me $4,206 -34% 20 0 $210 $6,419,824 13 Pure Flix Entertainment
31 The Divine Order $3,722 4 $931 $65,182 12 Kino Lorber / Zeitgeist Films
32 The Crime of Monsieur Lange $3,565 921% 3 2 $1,188 $31,798 9 Rialto Pictures
33 The Other Side Of Hope $3,302 -77% 2 -5 $1,651 $176,464 7 Janus Films
34 Porto $2,153 3488% 1 0 $2,153 $13,506 9 Kino Lorber
35 Félicité $1,824 4 $456 $10,503 12 Strand Releasing
36 1945 $1,822 -52% 4 0 $456 $264,307 11 Menemsha Films
37 Let There Be Light $1,682 2374% 2 0 $841 $7,214,446 12 Atlas
38 Thelma $1,652 -60% 4 -4 $413 $139,798 10 The Orchard
39 God’s Own Country $1,200 -49% 2 -1 $600 $323,394 12 Orion Pictures / Samuel Goldwyn Films
40 BPM (Beats Per Minute) $631 -4% 3 -4 $210 $96,150 13 The Orchard
41 Ichi The Killer (4K restoration) $624 42% 1 0 $624 $7,050 10 Well Go USA Entertainment
42 Bad Lucky Goat $193 1 $193 $4,987 14 Film Movement

Monday’s Updated Studio 4-Day Weekend Estimates for Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15, 2018:

Note: a few films have only posted studio 3-day estimates and not 4-day, and are not included in this table.

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $35,400,000 -5% 3,849 48 $9,197 $291,535,909 4 Sony / Columbia
2 The Post $23,400,000 1278% 2,819 2783 $8,301 $27,889,237 4 20th Century Fox
3 The Commuter $16,375,000 2,892 $5,662 $16,375,000 1 Lionsgate
4 The Greatest Showman $15,600,000 13% 2,938 -404 $5,310 $98,353,868 4 Fox
5 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $15,282,000 -36% 3,090 -1142 $4,946 $595,556,584 5 Disney
6 Paddington 2 $15,000,000 3,702 $4,052 $15,000,000 1 Warner Bros.
7 Insidious: The Last Key $14,100,000 -52% 3,150 34 $4,476 $50,341,140 2 Universal
8 Proud Mary $12,000,000 2,125 $5,647 $12,000,000 1 Sony / Screen Gems
9 Pitch Perfect 3 $6,700,000 -35% 2,505 -953 $2,675 $95,699,225 4 Universal
10 Ferdinand $5,000,000 -35% 2,154 -1002 $2,321 $77,028,094 5 Fox
11 Molly’s Game $4,750,000 -31% 1,708 100 $2,781 $21,579,097 3 STX Entertainment
12 Coco $4,673,000 -13% 1,362 -532 $3,431 $198,216,440 8 Disney
13 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $3,200,000 354% 1,022 712 $3,131 $29,408,459 14 Fox Searchlight
14 All the Money in the World $1,500,000 -58% 1,408 -715 $1,065 $23,326,060 3 Sony / TriStar

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Shape of Water $3,600,000 15% 723 -81 $4,979 $27,321,892 7 Fox Searchlight
2 Wonder (2017) $1,705,000 -28% 970 -288 $1,758 $129,093,574 9 Lionsgate
3 Lady Bird $1,685,930 7% 652 90 $2,586 $36,902,139 11 A24
4 Marshall $545,928 9880% 378 337 $1,444 $10,030,116 14 Open Road
5 Thor: Ragnarok $460,000 -11% 242 -83 $1,901 $313,101,320 11 Disney
6 The Disaster Artist $448,475 -40% 371 -107 $1,209 $20,312,582 7 New Line / A24
7 Downsizing $365,000 -83% 412 -1608 $886 $24,163,239 4 Paramount
8 Condorito: La Pelicula $304,400 153 $1,990 $304,400 1 Lionsgate / Pantelion
9 Daddy’s Home 2 $240,000 -49% 201 -228 $1,194 $103,291,955 10 Paramount

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Hostiles $360,000 34% 42 -4 $8,571 $905,470 4 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
2 The Florida Project $51,100 -19% 40 3 $1,278 $5,499,043 15 A24
3 Loving Vincent $41,845 -42% 40 -18 $1,046 $6,478,070 17 Good Deed Entertainment
4 Jane $19,239 -24% 18 -1 $1,069 $1,587,530 13 Abramorama
5 My Friend Dahmer $10,500 70% 2 0 $5,250 $1,320,071 11 FilmRise

Sunday’s Studio 4-Day Weekend Estimates for Friday, January 12 – Monday, January 15, 2018:

Note: a few films have only posted studio 3-day estimates and not 4-day, and are not included in this table.

WIDE (1000+)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle $33,400,000 -10% 3,849 48 $8,678 $289,535,909 4 Sony / Columbia
2 The Post $22,200,000 1207% 2,819 2783 $7,875 $26,689,237 4 20th Century Fox
3 The Commuter $16,000,000 2,892 $5,533 $16,000,000 1 Lionsgate
4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi $14,725,000 -38% 3,090 -1142 $4,765 $594,999,584 5 Disney
5 The Greatest Showman $14,500,000 5% 2,938 -404 $4,935 $97,253,868 4 Fox
6 Paddington 2 $14,500,000 3,702 $3,917 $14,500,000 1 Warner Bros.
7 Insidious: The Last Key $14,100,000 -52% 3,150 34 $4,476 $50,341,140 2 Universal
8 Proud Mary $12,000,000 2,125 $5,647 $12,000,000 1 Sony / Screen Gems
9 Pitch Perfect 3 $6,700,000 -35% 2,505 -953 $2,675 $95,699,225 4 Universal
10 Ferdinand $4,800,000 -38% 2,154 -1002 $2,228 $76,828,094 5 Fox
11 Coco $4,124,000 -23% 1,362 -532 $3,028 $197,667,440 8 Disney
12 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri $2,800,000 297% 1,022 712 $2,740 $29,008,459 14 Fox Searchlight
13 All the Money in the World $1,400,000 -61% 1,408 -715 $994 $23,226,060 3 Sony / TriStar

LIMITED (100 — 999)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 The Shape of Water $3,300,000 5% 723 -81 $4,564 $27,021,892 7 Fox Searchlight
2 Lady Bird $1,685,930 7% 652 90 $2,586 $36,902,139 11 A24
3 Wonder (2017) $1,615,000 -32% 970 -288 $1,665 $129,003,574 9 Lionsgate
4 Marshall $539,066 9755% 378 337 $1,426 $10,023,254 14 Open Road
5 The Disaster Artist $448,475 -40% 371 -107 $1,209 $20,312,582 7 New Line / A24
6 Thor: Ragnarok $444,000 -14% 242 -83 $1,835 $313,085,320 11 Disney
7 Downsizing $370,000 -83% 412 -1608 $898 $24,168,239 4 Paramount
8 Condorito: La Pelicula $286,000 153 $1,869 $286,000 1 Lionsgate / Pantelion
9 Daddy’s Home 2 $220,000 -54% 201 -228 $1,095 $103,271,955 10 Paramount

PLATFORM (1 — 99)

# TITLE WEEKEND LOCATIONS AVG. TOTAL WKS. DIST.
1 Hostiles $356,000 33% 42 -4 $8,476 $901,470 4 Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures
2 The Florida Project $51,100 -19% 40 3 $1,278 $5,499,043 15 A24
3 Jane $19,239 -24% 18 -1 $1,069 $1,587,530 13 Abramorama
4 My Friend Dahmer $5,000 -19% 2 0 $2,500 $1,314,571 11 FilmRise
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