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  1. 'Black Panther' Delivers Fifth Largest Opening of All-Time, Heading Toward $218M+ 4-Day Debut
    Dominating the weekend and delivering one of the largest opening weekends of all-time, Disney and Marvel's Black Panther topped the President's Day weekend box office, outperforming its nearest competitor by nearly $175 million based on estimates. As a result, fellow new wide releases were left in the dust with both Lionsgate's Early Man and PureFlix's Samson struggling in the low single digits. The weekend did, however, have other notable performances such as Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to th...
  2. 'Black Panther' Targets $200M+ Four-Day Opening Weekend
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Disney and Marvel's Black Panther exploded to an estimated $75.8 million on Friday, the eighth largest opening day ever, just over the $75.5 million Captain America: Civil War started with before opening with $179.1 million. Early estimates have Black Panther targeting a three-day opening around $185 million and a $210+ million four-day debut. The film scored an impressive "A+" CinemaScore. Lionsgate's release of Aardman's Early Man brought in a meager $850...
  3. Sony's 'Jumanji' Dominates January 2018 Box Office
    Despite there being a new Star Wars film in theaters, this past January saw Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle lead the way, playing a huge role in the month finishing just ahead of last January despite there being 28 fewer films in theaters. Sony also led all distributors with over $200 million in grosses followed closely by Fox, which saw continued success from a pair of Oscar nominees in The Post and the continued strong performance of The Greatest Showman, which is currently working...
  4. 'Fifty Shades Freed' Leads Weekend as Franchise Tops $1 Billion Worldwide
    The weekend delivered mostly on expectations with the week's three new wide releases taking the top three spots at the box office. Leading the way was Universal's Fifty Shades Freed, pushing the Fifty Shades franchise over $1 billion globally. Sony's release of Peter Rabbit actually topped expectations while Clint Eastwood's The 15:17 to Paris was a little late arriving in the station, coming up a bit short of Mojo's pre-weekend forecast. With an estimated $38.8 million, Universal's Fi...
  5. 'Fifty Shades Freed', 'Peter Rabbit' & '15:17 to Paris' Kick Off February 2018 at the Box Office
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Universal's Fifty Shades Freed led the way on Friday with an estimated $18.5 million with an expectation for a $40 million opening weekend. The film scored a "B+" CinemaScore. Additionally, the Fifty Shades franchise topped a combined $1 billion worldwide yesterday with Fifty Shades Freed topping $50 million by end of day. The film is expected to top $100 million internationally alone this weekend. In second is Sony's Peter Rabbit, delivering an estimat...
  6. 'Jumanji' Tops Super Bowl Weekend and $855 Million Worldwide
    Super Bowl weekend 2017 is looking mostly as expected with Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle returning to the weekend top spot after a one week hiatus with a domestic cume topping $350 million and a worldwide total over $855 million. Meanwhile, the weekend's lone new wide release, the gothic thriller Winchester, delivered on expectations with a third place finish while several Oscar contenders continued to play well. Overall, Super Bowl weekend is traditionally one of the slowest of th...
  7. 'Winchester' is the Lone New Wide Release this Super Bowl Weekend
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Lionsgate and CBS Films's Winchester is performing mostly as expected, bringing in an estimated $3.6 million on Friday, heading toward a third place finish with around $8.5 million. Opening day audiences gave the film a "B-" CinemaScore. At #1 is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with an estimated $2.87 million on Friday, looking at a weekend that could reach $11 million followed by Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which brought in an estimated $3 million on Frida...
  8. 'Maze Runner' #1, 'Jumanji' & 'Showman' Hold Strong & 'Padmaavat' Takes Spot in Top Ten
    Despite a 25% decline compared to the opening for its predecessor, Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure still managed a #1 finish at the weekend box office. Meanwhile, Entertainment Studios saw Hostiles deliver a solid performance as it expanded nationwide, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman continue to hold strong, The Shape of Water expands with strong numbers on the heels of its 13 Oscar nominations and Viva's Padmaavat secures a spot in the top ten despite playi...
  9. 'Maze Runner' & 'Hostiles' Debut as Oscar Nominees Hope for Oscar Bump
    SATURDAY AM UPDATE: With an estimated $8.4 million, Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure led the Friday box office and is looking at an opening just above expectations, targeting $22-23 million. Entertainment Studios' Hostiles expanded into 2,816 locations and delivered a solid $3.4 million on Friday and is looking at a wide opening just a bit below the studio expectations, but well above Mojo's forecast, looking at around $10-11 million for the three-day. You can check out all of the ...
  10. '12 Strong' & 'Den of Thieves' Outperform Expectations as 'Jumanji' Threepeats at #1
    The weekend's new releases all outperformed expectations with both 12 Strong and Den of Thieves placing in the top three. However, neither was able to topple Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which topped the weekend box office for the third straight weekend and in the process passed Skyfall to become Sony's fifth-highest grossing film ever. Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle delivered a chart-topping $20 million as the film's domestic cume climbs over $315 million. The film's internat...
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