FOX CONTROLS B.O. WITH 'MAZE RUNNER' (01/29/2018)
20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure raced to the top of the box office with $23.5 million. Like other Maze Runners, Death Cure was not front-loaded, earning $9.6 million on Saturday, a 14% boost over Friday’s $8.4 million.
The film has performed strongly abroad, pulling in $105.5 million globally, 78% of which is from overseas, Deadline reports. The film cost $61 million to produce before P&A.
“I’m thrilled with this number,” Fox domestic distribution chief told Deadline, adding, “To be only 22% off from the last opening weekend of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, it not only validates our belief in this property, but the fact that fans have hung around.”
Fox’s five Oscar contenders (The Post, Greatest Showman, Ferdinand, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) helped the studio dominate almost 40% of the box office this weekend.
Fox’s The Greatest Showman continued its fantastic showing, drawing in $9.6 million in its sixth weekend out, giving it longer legs perhaps than even Les Miserables ($148.8M) and La La Land ($151M) at the domestic B.O.
Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continues to roar, bringing in a total of $338 million with its $16.4 million this weekend in its sixth week out in theaters.
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Top 10 Movies at the Box Office, Per Deadline:
1.) Maze Runner: Death Cure (FOX), 3,787 theaters / $8.4M Fri (includes $1.5M previews)/$9.6M Sat/ $5.5M Sun/3-day: $23.5M /Wk 1
2.) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (SONY), 3,553 theaters (-151) / $3.7M Fri/$7.6M Sat/ $5M Sun/3-day: $16.4M (-16%)/Total:$338M/ Wk 6
3.) Hostiles (EST), 2,815 theaters (+2,696) / $3.3M Fri /$4M Sat/ $2.8M Sun/3-day:$10.2M (+1659%)/Total: $12M/Wk 6
4.) The Greatest Showman (FOX), 2,663 theaters (-160) / $2.5M Fri /$4.4M Sat/ Sun/ 3-day: $9.5M (-11%)/Total: $126.5M/Wk 6
5.) The Post (FOX/DW), 2,640 theaters (-211) / $2.5M Fri /$4.1M Sat/ $2.25M Sun/3-day:$8.85M (-24%)/Total: $58.5M/Wk 6
6.) 12 Strong (WB/ALC), 3,018 theaters (+16) / $2.3M Fri /$3.9M Sat/$2.4M Sun/3-day: $8.6M (-45%) /Total: $29.7M/Wk 2
7.) Den of Thieves (STX), 2,432 theaters / $2.3M Fri /$3.7M Sat/ $2.2M Sun/3-day: $8.4M (-45%) /Total: $28.5M/Wk 2
8.) The Shape of Water (FSL), 1,854 theaters (+1,001) / $1.59M Fri/$2.5M Sat/$1.6M Sun/ 3-day: $5.7M (+161%)/Total: $37.7M/Wk 9
9.) Paddington 2 (WB), 2,792 theaters (-910)/ $1.1M Fri /$2.6M Sat/ $1.7M Sun/3-day: $5.6M (-30%)/Total: $32M/Wk 3
10.) Padmaavat (VPD), 324 theaters / $1.1M Fri /$1.8M Sat/ $1.2M Sun/3-day: $4.27M /5-day: $4.78M/Wk 1