×

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Sprints Past ‘Jumanji’

Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” has ended the three-week reign of Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome the “Jungle” with a respectable $23.5 million at 3,787 North American locations for the weekend.

“The Death Cure,” starring Dylan O’Brien in the finale of the dystopian trilogy, performed at the top end of forecasts with the best performances in the west and south central regions. The opening had been delayed for a year following injuries O’Brien suffered on the set.

The original “Maze Runner” launched with $32.5 million in 2014 and “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” launched with $30.6 million in 2015. “The Death Cure,” which centers O’Brien’s character and his cohorts rescuring their friends from government headquarters, generated a B+ Cinemascore and drew a 51% female audience; 57% of the total audience was under 25.

“Jumanji” finished with $16.4 million at 3,553 sites in its sixth weekend, declining only 16% and giving it $338 million domestically since Dec. 20 — $3 million behind “Zootopia” for the 46th spot on the all-time list. That’s far above anyone’s original forecast and  makes it the third-highest performer for Sony of all time.

The action comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, also grossed $17.7 million internationally this weekend for an overseas total of  $484 million and a worldwide box office of $821.7 million.

Overall domestic business was solid rather than spectacular with $139 million, down 2.5% from the same weekend last year, according to comScore. Thanks largely to “Jumanji,” year-to-date business as of Sunday is up 1.7% to $918.9 million.

Christian Bale’s “Hostiles” led the rest of the pack with $10.2 million at 2,815 venues as Entertainment Studios expanded the historical drama from 119 locations. Fox’s sixth weekend of “The Greatest Showman” came in fourth with $8.9 million at  2,663 screens, declining only 11% in a remarkable show of staying power. The Hugh Jackman musical has taken in $126.5 million.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” followed in fifth with $8.9 million at 2,640 locations in the wake of Oscar nominations for best picture and Meryl Streep as best actress. The Fox release declined only 24% and has toppped $58 million so far.

Warner’s second weekend of “12 Strong” finished sixth with $8.6 million at 3,018 sites, edging STXfilms’ second frame of “Den of Theives” with $8.4 million at 2,432 venues.

Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water,” which led the Oscar nominations with 13, came in eighth with $5.7 million at 1,840 sites as the studio added 1,001 new locations. The fantasy drama has grossed $37.7 million in nine weeks.

Warner Bros.’ third weekend of “Paddington 2” took ninth with $5.6 million at 2,792 screens for a 17-day total of $32 million. The studio acquired North Ameican rights to the family comedy from the troubled Weinstein Company after multiple accusations of sexual abuse against ousted founder Harvey Weinstein.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s seventh weekend of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” followed in 10th place with $4.2 million at 1,745 venues for a 45-day total of $610.7 million and a worldwide take of $1.31 billion.

Indian historical drama “Padmaavat” nearly cracked the top 10 with an estimated $4.1 million at 324 North American locations. The film, directed by Sanjat Leela Bhansali, is based on an epic poem about a 13th Century queen. “Padmaavat” set a new record for a Bollywood title, exclipsing the $3.6 million mark set in 2014 by “PK.”

Roadside Attractions’ second weekend of “Forever My Girl” finished 12th with $3.7 million at 1,424 locations, followed by Fox Searchlight’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” with $3.6 million at 1,457 sites in the wake of receiving seven Oscar nominations. “Three Bollboards” has a three-month total of $37 million.

Neon/30West’s “I, Tonya” took in $3 million at 960 sites to push its domestic total to $18.8 million. The distributor added 160 venues following the film’s three Oscar nods, including Margo Robbie for Best Actress and Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress.

Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour,” which scored six Oscar nominations, pulled in $2.9 million at 1,322 locations, lifting the Winston Churchill war drama past $45 million. Focus’ “Phantom Thread,” which also received six Oscar nods, took in $2.9 million at 1,021 sites to push domestic gross to $10.6 million for the Daniel Day-Lewis fashion drama.

More Film

  • Emma Thompson

    Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie 'Luck' Over John Lasseter Hire

    Emma Thompson has dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation’s upcoming film “Luck,” a spokesperson for the actress told Variety. The beloved British star did some recording for the project, but dropped out in January, following John Lasseter’s hire to the top animation job at David Ellison’s studio, an insider close to the [...]

  • Daniel Kaluuya Lakeith Stanfield

    Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

    Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama “Jesus Was My Homeboy” about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. The project is set up at Warner Bros. with “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler producing along with Charles King through his Marco production company. Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi [...]

  • Watch First Trailer for Motley Crue

    Watch First Trailer for Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt'

    Netflix has dropped the first trailer for its Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt” — based on Neil Strauss’ best-selling history of the legendarily bad-behaved ‘80s metal icons — and it looks like the film pulls no punches in terms of the band’s famously sordid history. In this two-minute trailer, we get glimpses of singer Vince [...]

  • ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the

    MyFrenchFilmFestival Prizes ‘Tomorrow and Thereafter,’ ‘Diane Has the Right Shape’

    Actress-director Noémie Lvovsky’s “Tomorrow And Thereafter,” a heartfelt homage to the director’s own mother, and Fabien Gorgeart’s “Diane Has the Right Shape,” about one woman’s surrogate motherhood, both won big at the 2019 UniFrance MyFrenchFilmFestival which skewed female in its winners and viewership, making particularly notable inroads into South East Asia and Latin America. Opening [...]

  • Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA For

    Vue International Chief Slams BAFTA for Awarding Prizes to 'Roma'

    Tim Richards, the founder and chief executive of Vue International, one of the largest cinema chains in Europe, has slammed the British Academy of Film and Television Arts for awarding prizes to Netflix’s “Roma.” Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white film, which is also up for several Oscars, won four BAFTAs at the awards ceremony in London on [...]

  • Oscars Ultimate Party Guide

    Oscar's Ultimate Party Guide 2019

    Welcome to Oscar week. It’s the time of year when Hollywood’s film industry celebrates all things movies. But it’s certainly not just the big show everyone is looking forward to. With voting closed, it’s all about the parties now. Who’s doing what and where and when are they doing it are the questions everyone is [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content