Raise your hand if you saw this one coming? Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is now Dwayne Johnson’s biggest domestic box office success, and that means it’s grossed more than any of his Fast and Furious films. It’s just been a perfect storm for the movie. There’s been no competition, it’s got strong word of mouth, and it’s biggest holiday competitors were front loaded with massive box offices so everyone already saw them.
This is the reality we live in.
Not that claiming number one this weekend was anything that impressive. No one goes to movies on Superbowl weekend, and even less people go when nothing new is opening. It only took $11 million to top the box office this weekend, which was paltry even for this time of year. 50 Shades Freed should kick this slump slightly, but nothing is going to move real money until Black Panther lands.
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $11,000,000
2. The Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $10,200,000
3. Winchester – $9,250,000
4. The Greatest Showman – $7,800,000
5. Hostiles – $5,523,000
6. The Post – $8,850,000
7. 12 Strong – $5,200,000
8. Den of Thieves – $4,670,000
9. The Shape of Water – $4,300,000
10. Paddington 2 – $3,110,000