Box Office Report :: February 2 – 4


Super Bowl weekend is big for social gatherings and TV ratings but it plays havoc at the box office. Last weekend’s Number 1 film, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, took at big 57% tumble even with the addition of six screens. The film earned $10.4 million in its second week, bringing its domestic total to $40 million with a global take of $183.2 million.

Swapping positions, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle retook the top spot with $10.9 million, dropping 32% and losing 201 screens. Domestically the film has now earned $352.5 million, only the third film in Sony’s history to cross the $350 million mark and edging it closer to overtaking Spider-Man 2‘s $373.5 million domestic total. In foreign markets, Jumanji earned an additional $12.6 million bringing the international total to $505 million and a global total of $857.6 million, the 60th highest grossing worldwide release of all time, surpassing Thor: Ragnarok. And the film has yet to open in Japan (April 6).

There was one new wide release this weekend with the haunted house thriller Winchester opening on nearly 2,500 screens. The film scared up a third place finish with $9.3 million and scored the highest per screen average in the Top Ten with $3,753. Jumanji‘s average was $3,261. Winchester is estimated to have a budget of $3.5 million The animated feature Bilal: A New Breed of Hero debuted on 300 screens at Number 27 with $309,951 and a meager per screen average of $1,033.

The Greatest Showman demonstrated its staying power yet again, hanging on to fourth place in its seventh week, a position it’s held for five of its seven weeks of release. The crowd-pleasing musical earned $7.7 million bringing its domestic total to $137.3 million, with a global total of $290.4 million.

Some of the recent Oscar nominees got a little bump while others didn’t. The Post held steady at Number 5 with $5.2 million; front runner The Shape of Water dropped one spot to Number 9 with $4.4 million; Three Billboards moved up on spot to Number 11 with $3 million; I, Tonya moved up four spots to Number 12 with $2.4 million; Darkest Hour say its fortunes increase, moving up four spots to Number 14 with $2.3 million; Phantom Thread stalled at Number 17 with $2.2 million; and Lady Bird dropped two spots to Number 21 with $1.3 million. The only Oscar nominee to see any kind of real gain was Coco which added over 1,000 screens and got a 20.5% boost, moving up two spot to Number 18 with $1.7 million.

We should finally see some major movement in the Top Ten in the coming week with The 15:17 To Paris, Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit all opening wide on February 9. Will any of them topple Jumanji?

Below are the Top Ten grosses for the weekend of February 4.

1. [2] –7Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $10,930,222 [$352,572,974] – ★★✩

2. [1] –2Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $10,474,895 [$40,035,094] – ★★★

3. [N] –1Winchester – $9,307,626 [NEW]

4. [4] –7The Greatest Showman – $7,695,644 [$137,370,816]

5. [5] –7The Post – $5,218,122 [$67,202,632] – ★★★

6. [3] –7Hostiles – $5,108,228 [$20,822,641] – ★★✩

7. [6] –312 Strong – $4,706,481 [$37,300,034] – ★★✩

8. [7] –3Den of Thieves – $4,551,163 [$36,152,095]

9. [8] –10The Shape of Water – $4,448,520 [$44,728,570] – ★★★

10. [9] –4Paddington 2 – $3,277,453 [$36,481,132]

[#] Last week’s position. [N] New in theaters. – # – Weeks in theaters. HOTCHKA review  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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