Box Office Report: MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE Wins The Weekend

FOX did not hold press screenings for Maze Runner: The Death Cure and that is never a good sign for a film, with only 116 critics reviewing the movie, The Death Cure did not get crushed by Rotten Tomatoes. The third film in the trilogy did well at the January box office with $23.5 million for the weekend, on 3,787 screens.

The Death Cure already has a worldwide gross of $105.5 million from a $60 million budget. FOX has to be happy with this result after Dylan O’Brien’s severe injury on the set and the aftermath of filming delays. The movie was originally set to be released on February 17, 2017, a year later Thomas gets his finale.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continues to be a machine, cranking out $16.4 million this past weekend on 3,553 screens. The Sony film now has a worldwide gross $822 million, that is more than Logan, Wonder Woman, IT, and Justice League made last year. With a $90 budget, Sony is taking that cash and greenlit a sequel for Christmas 2019.

Christian Bale’s Hostiles widened its release to 2,816 screens and earned $10.2 million over the weekend. The film is sitting at 72% on Rotten Tomatoes from 155 critics. There wasn’t a lot of buzz to this film; we are glad the moviegoers found it.

The Greatest Showman is surprisingly surviving from good word of mouth. The movie got swallowed up by Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on its opening weekend, earning $8.8 million. This weekend, Hugh Jackman’s musical made $9.5 and now has a worldwide gross of $259 million from $84 million budget. FOX is looking rather profitable in the early goings of 2018.

What film do you see this weekend? Comment below.

The rest of the TOP 10:
The Post – $8,850,000
12 Strong – $8,635,000
Den of Thieves – $8,360,000
The Shape of Water – $5,700,000
Paddington 2 – $5,570,000
Padmaavat – $4,272,998

With a budget of $30 million, Padmaavat is one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.

About Padmaavat:
Set in 1303 AD medieval India, Padmaavat is the story of honor, valor, and obsession. Queen Padmavati is known for her exceptional beauty along with a strong sense of justice and is the wife of Maharawal Ratan Singh and pride of the Kingdom of Chittor, a prosperous kingdom in the north-west of India. The legend of her beauty reaches the reigning sultan of Hindustan – Allaudin Khilji. The Sultan who is a tyrant, is fixated with wanting anything that is of exceptional beauty for himself. He lays siege on the impregnable fortress of Chittorgarh. After a grueling 6 months, he returns empty-handed. He becomes obsessed and now wants to capture Chittoor and its Queen at any cost. He returns with a bigger army and raging fury. He attacks Chittor with brutal force, and a bloody and fearsome battle takes places between the righteous Maharawal Ratan Singh defending his kingdom and the honor of his queen and Sultan Allaudin Khilji. Khilji manages to breach the fortress but in vain as the Queen chooses to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect her dignity.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.