‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Dominates Box Office With $38 Million Debut

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Even though it’s not a critical darling and succeeds more on its camp factor, Fifty Shades Freed was the overwhelming leader at the box office with a $38.8 million debut weekend. Fellow newcomer Peter Rabbit also enjoyed an excellent outing with a second place finish and a $25 million take. Although Clint Eastwood’s critically drubbed The 15:17 to Paris was #3 with just $12.6 million, it was made for a reasonable $13 million. Here’s the top 10:

1. Fifty Shades Freed – Score another win for cinematic lovebirds Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan! $38.8 million

2. Peter Rabbit – $25 million

3. The 15:17 to Paris – $12.6 million

4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – It makes $9.8 million this weekend and currently it’s collected over $365 million domestically.

5. The Greatest ShowmanHugh Jackman musical makes $6.4 million. Budgeted at $84 million, it’s collected over $146 million domestically.

6. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $6 million

7. WinchesterHelen Mirren thriller earns $5 million

8. The Post – $3.5 million

9. The Shape of Water – Oscar favorite collects another $3 million.

10. Den of ThievesGerard Butler and 50 Cent action flick holds on to the top ten with $2.87 million

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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Recaptures #1 Box Office Spot With $11 Million

1193687 - JumanjiHelen Mirren’s haunted house feature Winchester couldn’t stop Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for the top spot at this weekend’s box office. With Jumanj: Welcome to the Jungle making just $11 million, it was a tame Super Bowl weekend for movie watchers (Maze Runner: The Death Cure and Winchester finished at the #2 and #2 spots). Here’s the top 10:

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Tops all comers with $11 million and to date it’s made over $352 million stateside.

2. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $10.2 million

3. WinchesterHelen Mirren thriller takes in $9.2 million in its debut weekend.

4. The Greatest ShowmanHugh Jackman led musical continues to do solid business with $7.8 million.

5. Hostiles – $5.5 million

6. The PostSteven Spielberg’s latest checks in at number six with $5.2 million

7. 12 Strong – $4.7 million

8. Den of ThievesGerard Butler action flick makes $4.6 million./

9. The Shape of Water – The odds on favorite to win Best Picture collects $4.3 million.

10. Paddington 2 – $3.1 million

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‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Is Box Office Champ With $23 Million Weekend

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Dylan O’Brien has another hit on his hands, as Maze Runner: The Death Cure debuted at the #1 spot with $23.5 million. Coming in at second was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ($16.4 million), which already has made over $338 million domestically. The Christian Bale Western Hostiles checked in at third with $10.1 million. Here’s the box office top 10:

1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $23.5 million

2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $16.4 million

3. Hostiles – Excellent Western will hopefully make more money on good word of mouth. It earns $10.1 million this weekend.

4. The Greatest Showman Hugh Jackman led musical checks in at #4 with $9.5 million

5. The Post – Director Steven Spielberg’s latest collaboration with Tom Hanks earns $8.8 million.

6. 12 Strong – $8.6 million

7. Den of ThievesGerard Butler and 50 Cent crime drama makes $8.36 million.

8.  The Shape of Water – Critically praised Guillermo del Toro flick, which should take home a ton of Oscars, collects $5.7 million

9. Paddington 2 – $5.5 million

10. Padmaavat – Indian film cracks the top 10 with $4.27 million


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Working With Gerard Butler Made Plenty Of Sense To 50 Cent

50-cent-gerard-butlerThough 50 Cent became famous as a rapper, he’s been a prolific actor as well, appearing in dozens of movies and TV shows since his debut in 2005’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’. His latest is the action flick Den of Thieves, and he told us he really loved working with his co-star, Gerard Butler.

Den of Thieves is now playing in theaters nationwide.

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‘Jumanj: Welcome to the Jungle’ Beats ’12 Strong’ And Remains Box Office Champ

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was the #1 movie over the weekend with $20 million, even though the high profile flicks 12 Strong and Den of Thieves were nipping at hits heels. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $20 million

2. 12 StrongChris Hemsworth toplined military drama takes in $16.5 million.

3. Den of Thieves – This Gerard Butler/50 Cent flick which looks like a Heat redux makes $15.3 million.

4. The Post – $12.1 million

5. The Greatest ShowmanHugh Jackson musical adds $11 million to its coffers.

6. Paddington 2 – $8.2 million

7. The CommuterLiam Neeson action flick drops to seven in its second weekend with just $6.7 million.

8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Grossing over $604 million domestically, the picture takes in $6.6 million this weekend.

9. Insidious: The Last Key – $5.9 million

10. Forever My Girl – Flick debuts with a less than auspicious $4.7 million.

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