Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ on Top, ‘Winchester’ #3 at $9.3-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ on Top, ‘Winchester’ #3 at $9.3-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ on Top, ‘Winchester’ #3 at $9.3-M

$SNE, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $CBS

In the US, Super Bowl Weekend is one of the quietest frames of the year in terms of movie-going.

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has scored again, reclaiming the Top 1 spot in its 7th outing at the North American box office.

Jumanji grossed an estimated $11-M from 3,352 theaters for a domestic take of $352.6-M and a global box office of $855.7-M. Soon to be Dwayne Johnson’s Top-grossing movie domestically.

YA pic Maze Runner: The Death Cure (NASDAQ:FOX) fell to # 2 in its 2nd frame, earning an estimated $10.2-M from 3,793 locations for a domestic take of $39.8-M.

CBS Films (NYSE:CBS) and Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF)genre title Winchester, starring Helen Mirren. The period supernatural thriller debuted at # 3 with an estimated $9.3-M from 2,480 theaters, in line with expectations. The movie succeeded in luring younger audiences, with 20% of ticket buyers under the age of 18 and 36% under 25. Females made up nearly 60% of ticket buyers.

Greatest Showman came in #4 in its 7th weekend with an estimated $7.8-M from 2,588 theaters for a domestic take of $137.5-M. The movie is on its way to becoming one of the top-grossing original musicals of all time.

Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated The Post grossed an estimated $5.2-M from 2,462 locations for a North American take of $67.2-M. It took in another $10.3-M offshore from 37 markets to pass the $100-M mark globally.

Hostiles, starring Christian Bale grossed $5.5-M from 2,934 theaters in its 2nd outing.

The Specialty films nominated for Top Oscars

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water expanded from 1,854 locations to 2,341. The film is boasting 13 Academy Award nominations, the most of any movie this year, but it declined 21% to $4.3-M despite the increase in theaters for a domestic total of $44.6-M.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri increased its theater count from 1,457 locations to 1,726. The pic earned $3.1-M for a North American take of $41.8-M. Overseas, it has earned $46-M to date for a global box office of $87.8-M.

I, Tonya. The indie film, starring Margot Robbie as disgraced ice skater Tonya Harding, grossed $2.6-M from 1,450 theaters for a total of $22.6-M.

The global sightings

Disney (NYSE:DIS) reported that Pixar’s Coco crossed the $700-M mark Sunday.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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