HOLLYWOOD—I’ve said this a few weeks ago, don’t expect any major changes at the box-office until the comic book flick “Black Panther” arrives in theaters on February 16. Last week many were surprised to see “The Maze Runner: The Death Cure” dethroned “Jumanji” from the top spot, but this week, “Jumanji” reclaimed the top spot with moviegoers with a light $11 million. I mean it was Super Bowl weekend, no one could have expected it to be a massive draw for audiences. Looking at the numbers, one would think no one even visited theaters.
The action-adventure, which has been in theaters since Christmas 2017, is the biggest sleeper of 2017. The film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart has amounted over $400 million at the domestic box-office since its arrival. Last week’s champion, “The Maze Runner” dropped to second place with $10.2 million, inching its domestic tally to just over $39 million in 10 days.
Landing in third place was the thriller “Winchester” starring Oscar-winner Helen Mirren with a respectable $9.3 million. Holding steady just like “Jumanji” is the musical “The Greatest Showman” with $7.8 million. The musical starring Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron is certain to cross the $150 million mark at the domestic box-office before ending its run in theaters.
Rounding out the top five was the Steven Spielberg drama “The Post” which added another $5.2 million over the weekend. The drama starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep has grossed over $67 million since its release. With the final chapter in the “Fifty Shades” saga arriving this weekend, “Fifty Shades Freed” it looks like “Jumanji” will finally lose its grip on the box-office because from this point out there are big releases hitting theaters each week from this point forward.