"Jumanji" reclaims top spot as Super Bowl slows weekend box office roll

Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle." According to studio estimates Sunday, "Jumanji" grossed $11 million over the weekend. (Frank Masi / Sony)

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

As Hollywood steps aside for the matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, only one title debuted in wide release, and films released around Christmas continue to dominate the box office.

Sony's surprise smash "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" returned to the top spot in its seventh weekend in theaters, adding $11 million in earnings for a cumulative $352.6 million, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore. The film has made $503.1 million internationally for a grand total of $855.7 million.

In second place, 20th Century Fox's "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" added $10.2 million in its second weekend (a 58% decline), for a cumulative $39.8 million in earnings.

The final installment in a trilogy based on a series of young adult novels had a shot at holding the No. 1 position after premiering in the top spot last week. This weekend's earnings fall at the low end of the $10-million to $12-million range analysts predicted.

Debuting in third place, CBS Films' "Winchester" made $9.2 million this weekend, landing on the high end of analysts' predictions.

The haunted-mansion period horror movie, starring Oscar winner Helen Mirren as eccentric heiress Sarah Winchester, was expected to gross $8 million to $9 million this weekend, according to people who have reviewed pre-release audience surveys.

The film, which is very loosely inspired by real people and events, received mixed reviews among audiences and critics, earning a B- rating on CinemaScore and a 9% "rotten" rating on review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes.

Coming in fourth, Fox's "The Greatest Showman" (also in its seventh week) added $7.8 million in earnings and once again claimed the smallest decline in the top 10 (down just 18%) for a cumulative $137.5 million.

Rounding out the top five, Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures' western "Hostiles" (now in its second wide-release weekend and seventh weekend overall) added 118 locations and $5.5 million in earnings, a 45% decline, for a cumulative $21.2 million.

Next weekend, Universal drops the trilogy-ending "Fifty Shades Freed," Warner Bros. opens Clint Eastwood's fact-based drama "The 15:17 to Paris," and Sony/Columbia premieres the family-friendly "Peter Rabbit."


"Jumanji" reclaims top spot as Super Bowl slows weekend box office roll "Jumanji" reclaims top spot as Super Bowl slows weekend box office roll Reviewed by Unknown on February 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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