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Weekend Box Office Report
January 26 - January 28, 2018




By Daniel Garris

Weekend Actuals Update:

With actuals now in, Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure came in a bit higher than yesterday’s studio estimate with a debut of $24.167 M.

Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in slightly lower than its estimate with an exceptional second place take of $16.145 M, while Entertainment Studios’ Hostiles also came in slightly lower than its estimate with a third place haul of $10.111 M in its first weekend of wide release.

Other weekend actuals for the frame include: The Greatest Showman ($9.550 M), The Post ($9.107 M), 12 Strong ($8.686 M), Den of Thieves ($8.633 M), The Shape of Water ($5.923 M), Paddington 2 ($5.668 M), Padmaavat ($4.430 M), Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($4.254 M), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ($3.841 M), Forever My Girl ($3.568 M) and The Commuter ($3.413 M).

Weekend Estimates Update:

Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure debuted in first place this weekend with an estimated $23.50 M. That was on the very high end of expectations, as Maze Runner: The Death Cure had been widely expected to open somewhere in the low $20 M range heading into the weekend. Maze Runner: The Death Cure did open 22.5 percent below the $30.32 M debut of 2015’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, but The Death Cure wasn’t expected to match the performance of The Scorch Trials, due in part to the declining popularity of young adult adaptations in general at the box office in recent years.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure started out with an estimated $8.40 M on Friday (which included an estimated $1.50 M from Thursday night shows that began at 7 PM), increased a solid 14.3 percent on Saturday to take in $9.60 M and is estimated to decline 42.7 percent on Sunday to gross $5.50 M. Maze Runner: The Death Cure has received lukewarm reviews from critics, but looks to be going over better with moviegoers as the film received a solid B+ rating on CinemaScore.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure was far more impressive internationally this weekend with an estimated $62.62 M. The film’s international total stands at $82.0 M and the film’s global total stands at $105.5 M. This weekend’s international performance was driven in part by the film’s $21.66 M launch in China. Other international debuts for Maze Runner: The Death Cure this weekend included $3.95 M in Russia, $3.10 M in Indonesia, $2.94 M in the U.K., $2.33 M in Brazil, $2.25 M in Malaysia and $2.06 M in Thailand.

After leading the box office each of the past three weekends, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle fell to second place this weekend with an estimated $16.40 M. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle held up extremely well this weekend (especially given the new competition from Maze Runner: The Death Cure), as the film declined just 15.9 percent from last weekend. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has grossed a massive $338.06 M through 40 days of release. That currently ranks Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle as the fifth highest grossing release of 2017 to date (the film zoomed past both IT and Spider-Man: Homecoming this weekend) and gives the film an exceptional current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 9.35 to 1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle registered the fifth largest sixth weekend gross of all-time.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle took in an estimated $17.7 M internationally this weekend. That brings the film’s international total to $484.0 M and the film’s global total to a very impressive $822.1 M. International totals to date for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle include $72.4 M in China, $46.3 M in the U.K., $34.8 M in Australia, $26.1 M in France, $24.7 M in Russia, $20.7 M in Brazil, $20.0 M in Germany and $18.8 M in Mexico.

In its first weekend of wide release, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures’ Hostiles debuted in third place with an estimated $10.21 M. Hostiles performed towards the higher end of its wide ranging expectations, which tended to range anywhere from $5 M to $12 M heading into the weekend. Hostiles represents the second healthy performer for young distributor Entertainment Studios; joining last summer’s 47 Meters Down, which debuted with a surprisingly strong $11.21 M. This weekend’s performance for Hostiles was an impressive 95.6 percent stronger than the $5.22 M debut of 2013’s Out of the Furnace (which like Hostiles, also starred Christian Bale and was also directed by Scott Cooper). With the addition of a five-week platform run, Hostiles has grossed $12.05 M to date.

Hostiles took in an estimated $3.38 M on Friday (which included an estimated $370 K from Thursday night shows that began at 7 PM), increased 18.8 percent on Saturday to gross $4.02 M and is estimated to slow 30.0 percent on Sunday to take in 2.81 M. Hostiles has received a good, but not exceptional reception from critics. The film looks to be going over similarly with audiences, as it received a respectable B rating on CinemaScore. Westerns often have back-loaded box office performances, which could help Hostiles going forward.

Fox’s The Greatest Showman continued to hold up exceptionally well this weekend with an estimated fourth place take of $9.50 M. The Greatest Showman was up one spot from last weekend and down a very slim 10.8 percent. The Greatest Showman continues to steadily pad its status as one of 2017’s bigger surprises with a 40-day total of $126.48 M. That gives the film a whopping current total gross to opening weekend ratio of 14.36 to 1. Internationally, The Greatest Showman grossed an estimated $10.10 M this weekend. To date, The Greatest Showman has grossed $133.0 M internationally and $259.5 M globally.

Fellow Fox release The Post rounded out the weekend’s top five with an estimated $8.85 M. The Post was down one spot and down just 24.5 percent from last weekend, thanks in part to the film’s recent Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress. The Post has grossed $58.54 M through 17 days of wide release and an additional three weeks of platform release. That places The Post 28.6 percent ahead of the $45.53 M 17-day take of 2015’s Bridge of Spies.

Warner’s 12 Strong and STXfilms’ Den of Thieves remained very close to one another this weekend with respective sixth place and seventh place grosses of $8.64 M and $8.36 M. Second weekend percentage declines were 45.4 percent for 12 Strong and a very similar 45.0 percent for Den of Thieves. It should be noted that Den of Thieves held up relatively well for a film starring Gerard Butler, as his recent films have tended to experience sharp second weekend declines. Through ten days of release, 12 Strong is running in line with expectations with $29.76 M, while Den of Thieves has grossed a stronger than expected $28.50 M.

In other box office news, Fox Searchlight’s pair of Best Picture nominees, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, both experienced clear Oscar nomination bumps this weekend. Upon expanding into an additional 1,001 locations this weekend, The Shape of Water increased a terrific 160.7 percent over last weekend to gross an estimated $5.70 M (good for eighth place). Three Billboards was up 87.8 percent over last weekend to gross an estimated $3.60 M (for thirteenth place), upon expanding into an additional 503 locations this weekend. Respective total grosses stand at $37.68 M for The Shape of Water and at a similar $37.01 M for Three Billboards.

Internationally, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri grossed an estimated $8.59 M this weekend, while The Shape of Water took in an estimated $3.22 M. Respective international totals stand at $34.4 M for Three Billboards and at $13.9 M for The Shape of Water. Respective current global totals are $71.4 M for Three Billboards and $51.6 M for The Shape of Water.

On the platform front, Viva Pictures and Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ Padmaavat grossed an estimated $4.27 M from 324 locations for an impressive per-location average of $13,188. The film was aided by playing on IMAX screens. Padmaavat placed in tenth among all films this weekend and set a new North America opening weekend record for a Hindi-language film (topping the $3.57 M debut of previous record-holder, 2014’s P.K.). Padmaavat has grossed $4.78 M in four days since opening on Thursday.









Weekend Studio Estimates for January 26 - January 28, 2018.

Film (Distributor) Weekend
Gross
Theatre
Count
Per-Thea.
Average
%Change
Total
Gross
TG to OW
Ratio
Week
1 Maze Runner: The Death Cure
(Fox)
$23,500,000 3,787 $6,205 NEW $23,500,000 1.000 1
2 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(Sony / Columbia)
$16,400,000 3,553 $4,616 -15.9% $338,057,000 9.347 6
3 Hostiles
(Entertainment Studios
Motion Pictures)
$10,205,000 2,816 $3,624 +1,658.7% $12,053,000 1.181 6
4 The Greatest Showman
(Fox)
$9,500,000 2,663 $3,567 -10.8% $126,475,000 14.363 6
5 The Post
(Fox / DreamWorks)
$8,850,000 2,640 $3,352 -24.5% $58,536,000 3.023 6
6 12 Strong
(Warner Bros.)
$8,635,000 3,018 $2,861 -45.4% $29,760,000 1.882 2
7 Den of Thieves
(STXfilms)
$8,360,000 2,432 $3,438 -45.0% $28,502,000 1.874 2
8 The Shape of Water
(Fox Searchlight)
$5,700,000 1,854 $3,074 +160.7% $37,679,000 12.558 9
9 Paddington 2
(Warner Bros.)
$5,570,000 2,792 $1,995 -30.5% $32,020,000 2.910 3
10 Padmaavat
(Viva Pictures /
Viacom18 Motion Pictures)
$4,273,000 324 $13,188 NEW $4,780,000 1.119 1
11 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
(Disney)
$4,184,000 1,745 $2,398 -36.2% $610,726,000 2.776 7
12 Forever My Girl
(Roadside)
$3,707,000 1,424 $2,603 -12.7% $9,266,000 2.183 2
13 Three Billboards Outside
Ebbing, Missouri
(Fox Searchlight)
$3,600,000 1,457 $2,471 +87.8% $37,011,000 8.406 12
14 The Commuter
(Lionsgate)
$3,450,000 1,811 $1,905 -47.8% $31,427,000 2.294 3
15 Insidious: The Last Key
(Universal)
$3,215,000 1,901 $1,691 -45.3% $63,475,000 2.146 4

I, Tonya
(NEON / 30West)
$2,969,000 960 $3,093 +3.8% $18,844,000 5.604 8
Phantom Thread
(Focus)
$2,890,000 1,021 $2,831 -11.0% $10,622,000 3.272 5
Darkest Hour
(Focus)
$2,885,000 1,333 $2,164 +5.7% $45,197,000 11.613 10
Lady Bird
(A24)
$1,925,000 1,172 $1,642 +61.2% $41,648,000 10.264 13
Coco
(Disney)
$1,486,000 621 $2,393 -22.2% $202,753,000 3.991 10
Proud Mary
(Sony / Screen Gems)
$1,365,000 1,003 $1,361 -61.8% $19,289,000 1.937 3
Call Me By Your Name
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$1,345,000 815 $1,651 -6.4% $11,356,000 7.543 10
Pitch Perfect 3
(Universal)
$1,325,000 1,039 $1,275 -56.2% $102,676,000 5.152 6
Ferdinand
(Fox)
$950,000 675 $1,407 -43.7% $80,481,000 6.005 7
Molly's Game
(STXfilms)
$900,000 556 $1,619 -44.5% $25,901,000 3.778 5
Wonder
(Lionsgate)
$430,000 349 $1,232 -19.9% $130,562,000 4.739 11
All the Money in the World
(Sony / TriStar)
$225,000 227 $991 -40.5% $24,531,000 4.393 5
Thor: Ragnarok
(Disney)
$183,000 150 $1,220 -22.0% $313,696,000 2.556 13
Get Out
(Universal)
$170,000 471 $361 N/A $175,857,000 5.269 49
Daddy's Home 2
(Paramount)
$150,000 145 $1,034 -28.8% $103,748,000 3.499 12
Mary and the Witch's Flower
(GKIDS)
$137,000 77 $1,780 -91.0% $1,786,000 1.178 2
The Disaster Artist
(A24 / New Line)
$104,000 84 $1,239 -40.5% $20,916,000 3.285 9
Downsizing
(Paramount)
$70,000 113 $619 -0.1% $24,417,000 4.929 6
The Insult
(Cohen Media Group)
$60,872 10 $6,087 +162.0% $144,000 2.361 3
The Florida Project
(A24)
$55,289 33 $1,675 +42.1% $5,656,000 8.925 17
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$35,918 19 $1,890 +1.9% $248,000 6.898 5
Happy End
(Sony Pictures Classics)
$21,792 14 $1,557 -28.3% $198,000 6.528 6
Condorito: La Pelicula
(Lionsgate / Pantelion)
$17,500 36 $486 -77.0% $437,000 1.852 3
Jane
(National Geographic / Abramorama)
$12,221 9 $1,358 +5.5% $1,644,000 7.183 15
The Breadwinner
(GKIDS)
$4,247 4 $1,062 +51.9% $256,000 6.544 11
Vazante
(Music Box Films)
$3,888 4 $972 +395.9% $10,799 2.778 3
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
(GKIDS)
$3,017 2 $1,509 -19.1% $34,485 5.896 7
My Friend Dahmer
(FilmRise)
$1,500 1 $1,500 -79.5% $1,338,000 7.116 13

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