Black Panther continues to beat all comers at the box office as it mde $108 million and easily remained at the #1 spot. Coming in a distant second was newcomer Game Night with $16.6 million, followed by Peter Rabbit with $12.5 million. Here’s the top 10:
1. Black Panther – It makes $108 million this weekend and has earned over $400 million domestically.
2. Game Night – Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams comedy debuts with $16.6 million
3. Peter Rabbit – $1.25 million
4. Annihilation – Sci-fi thriller staring Natalie Portman debuts with a sub-par $11 million.
5. Fifty Shades Freed – $6.9 million
6. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Hit flick takes in $5.6 million.
7. The 15:17 to Paris – $3.6 million
8. The Greatest Showman – Hugh Jackman musical continues to do solid business with $3.4 million.
9. Every Day – $3.1 million
10. Early Man – Stop motion flick barely hangs on with $1.7 million
It was a resounding success for Black Panther, as this Marvel Studios feature earned over $192 million at the box office. The figure was astronomical for the film (in comparison, The Avengers’ three day opening weekend was $207.4 million domestically). Coming in a distant second was Peter Rabbit with $17.2 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Black Panther – $192 million
2. Peter Rabbit – $17.2 million
3. Fifty Shades Freed – The flick had made over $266 million worldwide. This weekend, it takes in $16.9 million stateside.
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $7.9 million
5. The 15:17 to Paris – Clint Eastwood directed feature takes in $7.68 million
6. The Greatest Showman – $5.1 million this weekend and to date it’s made over $154 million domestically.
7. Early Man – Animated flick disappoints with $3.1 million
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 Showman – Hugh 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. Winchester – Helen 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 Thieves – Gerard Butler and50 Cent action flick holds on to the top ten with $2.87 million
At the age of 87, Clint Eastwood is showing no signs of slowing down. With one movie — The 15:17 to Paris — about to hit theaters, he’s already got another project in the pipeline. Considering he’s been one of Hollywood’s biggest names for more than 50 years, he certainly doesn’t need to keep working, but he can’t imagine a life without making movies. (Click on the media bar below to hear Clint Eastwood)
Clint Eastwood’s new movie, The 15:17 to Paris, is based on the real-life story of a thwarted terrorist attack aboard a European train, and the soldiers involved in the incident play themselves in the film. One of them is Alek Skarlatos, who — along with Anthony Sadler and Spencer Stone — wrote the book upon which the film is based. Skarlatos was ecstatic when he learned that Hollywood wanted to make a movie about their story, and he was floored when he found out that Eastwood wanted to direct it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Alek Skarlatos)