Maze Runner Wins the Weekend

January 29, 2018 - 6:30am

20th Century Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure raced to the top of the box office with $23.5 million. Like other Maze Runners, Death Cure was not front-loaded, earning $9.6 million on Saturday, a 14% boost over Friday's $8.4 million.

The film has performed strongly abroad, pulling in $105.5 million globally, 78% of which is from overseas, Deadline reports. The film cost $61 million to produce before P&A.

  • "I'm thrilled with this number," Fox domestic distribution chief told Deadline, adding, "To be only 22% off from the last opening weekend of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, it not only validates our belief in this property, but the fact that fans have hung around."
  • Fox's five Oscar contenders (The Post, Greatest Showman, Ferdinand, The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) helped the studio dominate almost 40% of the box office this weekend.
  • Fox's The Greatest Showman continued its fantastic showing, drawing in $9.6 million in its sixth weekend out, giving it longer legs perhaps than even Les Miserables ($148.8M) and La La Land ($151M) at the domestic B.O.
  • Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continues to roar, bringing in a total of $338 million with its $16.4 million this weekend in its sixth week out in theaters.

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Top 10 Movies at the Box Office, Per Deadline:

1.) Maze Runner: Death Cure (FOX), 3,787 theaters / $8.4M Fri (includes $1.5M previews)/$9.6M Sat/ $5.5M Sun/3-day: $23.5M /Wk 1

2.) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (SONY), 3,553 theaters (-151) / $3.7M Fri/$7.6M Sat/ $5M Sun/3-day: $16.4M (-16%)/Total:$338M/ Wk 6

3.) Hostiles (EST), 2,815 theaters (+2,696) / $3.3M Fri /$4M Sat/ $2.8M Sun/3-day:$10.2M (+1659%)/Total: $12M/Wk 6

4.) The Greatest Showman (FOX), 2,663 theaters (-160) / $2.5M Fri /$4.4M Sat/ Sun/ 3-day: $9.5M (-11%)/Total: $126.5M/Wk 6

5.) The Post (FOX/DW), 2,640 theaters (-211) / $2.5M Fri /$4.1M Sat/ $2.25M Sun/3-day:$8.85M (-24%)/Total: $58.5M/Wk 6

6.) 12 Strong (WB/ALC), 3,018 theaters (+16) / $2.3M Fri /$3.9M Sat/$2.4M Sun/3-day: $8.6M (-45%) /Total: $29.7M/Wk 2

7.) Den of Thieves (STX), 2,432 theaters / $2.3M Fri /$3.7M Sat/ $2.2M Sun/3-day: $8.4M (-45%) /Total: $28.5M/Wk 2

8.) The Shape of Water (FSL), 1,854 theaters (+1,001) / $1.59M Fri/$2.5M Sat/$1.6M Sun/ 3-day: $5.7M (+161%)/Total: $37.7M/Wk 9

9.) Paddington 2 (WB), 2,792 theaters (-910)/ $1.1M Fri /$2.6M Sat/ $1.7M Sun/3-day: $5.6M (-30%)/Total: $32M/Wk 3

10.) Padmaavat (VPD), 324 theaters / $1.1M Fri /$1.8M Sat/ $1.2M Sun/3-day: $4.27M /5-day: $4.78M/Wk 1