'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' tops a quiet Super Bowl weekend
As expected, the box office was quiet over Super Bowl weekend, with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (weekend gross $11 million, total gross $352.6 million) reclaiming the top spot after one week at number two. That puts last week’s champ Maze Runner: The Death Cure (weekend gross $10.2 million, total gross $39.7 million) in second place after ten days.
The sole new film to hit theatres in wide release was Helen Mirren starrer Winchester, which earned an on-par-with-expectations $9.2 million. Overwhelmingly negative reviews and a B- CinemaScore should secure a relatively swift drop from the top five in the coming weeks. And speaking of the top five—yes, The Greatest Showman is still there, camping out at spot number four after seven weeks. The musical’s $7.8 million weekend gross—a mere 18.3% drop from last weekend—brings its domestic total to $137.4 million, for a multiplier of 15.6
Rounding out the top five, we have Hostiles, earning $5.5 million (total gross $21.2 million) in its second week of wide release. All told, the weekend’s top 12 delivered a combined total of $71.4 million, a drop of nearly 12% from last year.
Out in specialty release were Bilal: A New Breed of Hero ($278,5000 on 300 screens), A Fantastic Woman ($70,978 on five screens, securing the weekend’s highest per-theatre average), Till the End of the World ($53,500 on 27 screens), 24 Frames ($8,610 on a single screen) and Before We Vanish ($8,142 on two screens).