Published: Tue, February 06, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

'Jumanji' Jumps Back Into the Top Spot at the Box Office

'Jumanji' Jumps Back Into the Top Spot at the Box Office

All told, the estimated $92 million in total box office made it one of the lowest grossing Super Bowl weekends since at least 2005, outpacing only 2014, 2013 and 2011.

The Greatest Showman remained in fourth place during its seventh week of release. Studios often program female-skewing fright films onto Super Bowl weekend targeting people who might be less interested in the Big Game.

It wasn't a very good weekend at the box office.

Prior to The Force Awakens, the last movie to have four #1 weekends was Furious 7, which like Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson. Last week, Maze Runner: The Death Cure managed to become the first film to overtake the surprise blockbuster after the latter spent three straight weeks on top.

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

Globally, animated film Coco, which took home 11 Annie Awards on Saturday (03Feb18), has passed the $700 million (£495.6 million) milestone.

Lionsgate's "Winchester" opened in third place with an estimated 9.25 million dollars.

The action adventure comedy film has brought in more than 352.64 million dollars to date in North America, according to the studio figures collected by comScore. With less than a million between the two movies, there's a chance that one or the other will do better or worse than estimated, which might change everything for the weekend. Starring Helen Mirren, the horror movie launched with $9.3 million. The film brought in $5.5 million and is approaching $25 million domestically. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri finished in eleventh place with $3.1 million. This weekend's take should bring its North American total to over $350 million. The Pentagon Papers drama, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, is in a close race for the No. 5 spot with Scott Cooper's indie Western Hostiles, starring Christian Bale.

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.

Warner Bros' 12 Strong and STXfilms' Den of Thieves took seventh and eighth place in another tight race with around $4.6 million each. Directed by the the Spierig brothers, the film is headed for a bigger opening than expected - it had been tracking in the $6-8 million range - despite its somewhat contradictory B- CinemaScore and 10% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

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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