It’s 1, 2, 3 for New Films Topping the Weekend Box Office
Fifty Shades Free topped the weekend box office with an estimated $38.8 million off of a $55 million budget. The film also earned $98.1 million at the foreign box office for a total of $136.9 million worldwide. The franchise crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide with the latest film’s opening.
That’s the worst opening for the film franchise with the original opening with $85.2 million in 2015, the second with $46.6 million in 2017, and now this.
The film also earned a “B+” CinemaScore. This will be a short victory as next week brings Black Panther which will suck up the air for the entire box office. You can read our review.
Coming in second place was Peter Rabbit with an estimated $25 million. The film, which has a $50 million budget, received an “A-” CinemaScore and should do fine in the long term without much competition for kids.
In third place was The 15:17 to Paris which earned an estimated $12.6 million off of a $30 million budget. With an additional $5.3 million at the foreign box office the film earned $17.9 million worldwide and a “B-” CinemaScore.
Dropping to fourth place was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with an estimated $9.8 million. The film now stands at $365.7 million domestically and $881.8 million worldwide. Not bad for a $90 million film. The movie passed Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s $880.2 million which now drops to sixth for the year.
Rounding out the top five was The Greatest Showman which earned $6.4 million to bring its domestic total to $146.5 million and $314.2 million worldwide.
When it comest to comic adaptations…
Thor: Ragnarok continues to bring in the dollars earning an estimated $215,000 to bring its domestic total to $314.3 million and $853 million worldwide.
We’ll have more info on 2017’s comic film adaptations in an hour.