‘Jumanji’ Looks to Retake No. 1 Spot at Box Office
On a slow Super Bowl weekend, Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” appears to be on pace to be the No. 1 film for one more weekend before the new slate of February blockbusters takes over.
In its seventh weekend, “Jumanji” is estimated to take $10.9 million, reclaiming the top spot from Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which is projected to drop 59 percent from its $29.5 million opening for a $9.8 million second weekend. For “Death Cure,” that is the highest second weekend drop of any film in the “Maze Runner” trilogy, compared to 52 percent for “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” in September 2015.
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In third place is the lone new release this weekend, Lionsgate/CBS Films’ “Winchester.” The horror film starring Helen Mirren is hitting the upper end of tracker projections with an estimated $9 million from 2,480 screens after making $3.6 million on Friday, the most of any release. The film was purchased for $3.5 million as it entered production. Audience reception on opening night was tepid with a B- on CinemaScore, while critics panned it with a 10 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
In fourth, yet again, is Fox’s “The Greatest Showman,” holding on for an estimated $7.8 million in its seventh weekend. Finally, Entertainment Studios’ “Hostiles” is competing with “The Post” for the last spot in the top five, with the Christian Bale western currently sitting with an estimated $5.2 million while “The Post” has an estimated $5 million.
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Source: The Wrap