'Jumanji' Reclaims Weekend Box Office Top

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After falling to second place last weekend at the domestic box office with the opening of the YA franchise "Maze Runner: The Death Cure", the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson/Kevin Hart/Jack Black actioner found its way back to first place this weekend with an estimated $11 million, according to boxofficepro.com.

Super Bowl weekend is usually a slow period at the box office, and this year was no exception.

For the first time since James Cameron's 1998 disaster epic, a December release has topped the weekend box office in February.

CBS Films bought the movie rights for $3.5 million, and the film is being distributed in partnership with Lionsgate.

The weekend's solitary newcomer, the PG-13 horror movie 'Winchester', could only muster a #3 debut and $9.2 million.

Jumanji also crossed the $500 million mark internationally with $74 million of that amount from China, and it has grossed $855.7 million worldwide.

"Jumanji" has become the 42nd highest domestic grosser of all time with $352.6 million, less than $500,000 behind Johnson's "Furious 7" for the 41st spot.

Weekend numbers for Gina Carano's "Scorched Earth" have yet to be released. The supernatural horror film is the sole wide release opener this weekend as other major studios choose to cede to 2018 Super Bowl, the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) and one of the most-watched events in North America. Finally, Paddington 2 brought in an additional $3.1 million to raise its four-week box-office take to $36.3 million.

Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated The Post grossed an estimated $5.2 million from 2,462 locations for a North American cume of $67.2 million.

The Western Hostiles dropped 46% to an estimated $5.5M in its second weekend of national play.

Fox Searchlight also added 269 engagements to seven-time Oscar nominee and SAG ensemble award victor "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", which took in $3 million (a modest 21 percent decline) for a cumulative $41.8 million.

Coming in fourth, Fox's "The Greatest Showman" (also in its seventh week) added $7.8 million and once again claimed the smallest decline in the top 10 (down just 18 percent) for a cumulative $137.5 million. Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, which took the top honor at the Directors Guild Awards on Saturday, boosted its theater count from 1854 to 2341. I, Tonya finished in twelfth place with $2.6 million and Darkest Hour finished in fourteenth place with $2.4 million.

In limited release, Sony Pictures Classics' "A Fantastic Woman" opened in five theaters and earned $70,978, for a respectable per-screen average of $14,196.



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