Maze Runner Opens With New Series Low, Jumanji Stays Strong

Maze Runner: The Death Cure CR: Fox

Maze Runner: The Death Cure CR: Fox

This weekend saw the wide release of just one movie in the form of Maze Runner: The Death Cure.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the third and final chapter in the Maze Runner film series, which is based on the James Dashner novels of the same name. It clocked in with a $23.5 million opening. While this isn’t the worst thing in the world, thanks to the film’s $62 million budget, it is a new series low. This makes sense, since the film was actually supposed to hit early last year, but was pushed back due to its star, Dylan O’Brien getting injured on set. Whatever momentum the franchise had was gone. Plus, given the lukewarm reception from critics, there don’t seem to be a lot of fans scrambling out to the theaters.

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In second place is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, still somehow hanging on in its sixth weekend, taking in $16.4 million, adding to its overall $822 million worldwide haul.

In third place is the Christian Bale western Hostiles with $10.2 million. This may be its sixth weekend in theaters, but it’s its first in a wide release (or near wide release, at least).

The top 3 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 28, are below.

  1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – 20th Century Fox – $23.5M
  2. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – Sony – $16.4M
  3. Hostiles – Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures – $10.2M
  4. Greatest Showman, The – 20th Century Fox – $9.5M
  5. Post, The – 20th Century Fox – $8.9M
  6. 12 Strong – Warner Bros. – $8.6M
  7. Den of Thieves – STX Entertainment – $8.4M
  8. Shape of Water, The – Fox Searchlight – $5.7M
  9. Paddington 2 – Warner Bros. – $5.6M
  10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Disney – $4.2M

The top 3 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 28, are below.

  1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – 20th Century Fox – $86.1M
  2. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – Sony – $34.1M
  3. Greatest Showman, The – 20th Century Fox – $19.6M
  4. Secret Superstar – 20th Century Fox – $19.0M
  5. Post, The – 20th Century Fox – $18.3M
  6. Coco – Disney – $15.1M
  7. Commuter, The – Lionsgate – $15.6M
  8. Darkest Hour – FOC – $12.5M
  9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri – Fox Searchlight – $12.2M
  10. Ferdinand – 20th Century Fox – $12.2M

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SOURCE: comScore, Box Office Mojo

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