'Jumanji' Tops Super Bowl Weekend and $855 Million Worldwide
by Brad Brevet
February 4, 2018
Super Bowl weekend 2017 is looking mostly as expected with Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle returning to the weekend top spot after a one week hiatus with a domestic cume topping $350 million and a worldwide total over $855 million. Meanwhile, the weekend's lone new wide release, the gothic thriller Winchester, delivered on expectations with a third place finish while several Oscar contenders continued to play well. Overall, Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of the year and this year was no different as the top twelve delivered a combined $71.4 million, down 11.6% compared to last year.
Delivering an estimated $11 million for the weekend, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle took the weekend top spot, adding to a domestic cume that now totals $352.6 million. Jumanji is only the third film in Sony's history to top that mark as it continues to close in on Spider-Man 2's $373.5 million from 2004 in hopes of becoming the studio's second highest grossing film of all-time.
Internationally, Jumanji added an estimated $12.6 million this weekend from 93 markets, bringing the film's international total to $503.1 million for a global tally topping $855 million. The film now ranks as the 60th highest grossing worldwide release of all-time, surpassing Thor: Ragnarok. Jumanji hits theaters in Japan on April 6.
In second is last weekend's top title, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which dipped 56% in its sophomore frame delivering an estimated $10.2 million. The film's domestic total now stands at just shy of $40 million after ten days in release.
Finishing in third, Lionsgate and CBS Films's Winchester delivered on pre-weekend expectations, delivering an estimated $9.25 million in 2,480 locations. The gothic thriller starring Helen Mirren earned a "B-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which broke down 58% female vs. 42% male, of which 64% of the overall audience was over the age of 25.
In fourth position is Fox's The Greatest Showman, which continues its impressive domestic run, dipping just 16% as it kicks off its seventh week in release. The Oscar-nominated musical brought in an estimated $7.8 million over three-day for a domestic cume now totals $137.5 million, ranking as star Hugh Jackman's second highest-grossing non-X-Men, live action title ever, closing in on the $148.8 million for 2012's Les Miserables. International results for this weekend were not yet available as of publication.
Rounding out the top five is Entertainment Studios's Hostiles, which dipped 45% in its second weekend following last week's wide release, bringing in an estimated $5.5 million. The film's domestic cume now stands at $21.2 million.
Two of the remaining five films in the top ten (with another knocking on the door) are among this year's top Oscar nominees, starting with Steven Spielberg's The Post, which brought in an estimated $5.2 million, bringing its domestic cume to $67 million. Additionally, the film added $11 million internationally, which brings its worldwide cume to $107.3 million.
Fox Searchlight found success this weekend as it had two films occupying over 4,000 theaters for the first time in the studio's history. First there's The Shape of Water, which added another $4.3 million to its domestic cume, which now stands at $45 million while the studio's Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is in a tight race with Paddington 2 to round out the top ten after delivering an estimated $3 million, bringing its domestic cume to $41.8 million.
Oscar nominees continued to make waves outside the top ten, beginning with I, Tonya, which expanded into 1,450 theaters this weekend (+490) and brought in an estimated $2.5 million as it's cume climbs to $22.6 million. Focus's Phantom Thread brought in an estimated $2.1 million domestically to go along with its international rollout into 21 markets with an estimated $3.1 million for a worldwide cume totaling $17.4 million.
Focus also saw the Oscar-nominated Darkest Hour push beyond $100 million worldwide after an estimated $2.4 million domestically and another $9.8 million internationally.
Next weekend sees the end of the Fifty Shades franchise with the release of Fifty Shades Freed in ~3,700 locations; Sony will debut the live-action/animated hybrid adaptation of Peter Rabbit, also in ~3,700 locations; and Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris opens in over 2,950 theaters.
You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.
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