Jumanji Finally Loses Its Top Spot at the Box Office

The Shape of Water got a boost after Oscars nominations were announced
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 28, 2018 11:44 AM CST
The cast of “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” reacts to the news their film beat out "Jumanji" over the weekend.   (Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File)

(Newser) Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like The Shape of Water which had its highest grossing frame with $5.7 million. In first place, The Death Cure took in a higher than expected $23.5 million, the AP reports. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle fell back to second place for the first time in weeks. Down only 16%, Jumanji added $16.4 million, bringing its total to a robust $338.1 million. In third place, the Christian Bale Western Hostiles expanded wide to 2,816 theaters in its sixth weekend and earned $10.2 million. The Greatest Showman and The Post rounded out the top five. (Read more box office stories.)

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