Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: January 21, 2018

Newcomers tried, but none of them were unable to unseat The Rock from the top of the box office charts.

Coming in first is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with $20 million in its fifth weekend. The adventure film continued its dominance of the marketplace, raising its domestic total to $316.9 million. Before its run is complete, it should be able to work its way into the top 5 on the 2017 charts.

In second is the new war drama 12 Strong (read our review), which brought in $16.5 million during its first three days. The film was bolstered by a strong cast (including Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon), as well as an incredible true story about real-life American heroes. However, those factors weren't enough to help it break out of its niche, and 12 Strong had difficulties appealing beyond its target audience. The most likely culprit there is the lukewarm critical reception, painting the film has an above-average, but unremarkable, movie. Its production budget was just $35 million, though, so it stands a chance at turning a profit if it performs well overseas.

The #3 movie is Den of Thieves with $15.3 million. Like 12 Strong, the latest crime thriller boasted a star-studded ensemble and interesting concept, but was hamstrung by uninspired reviews. Many passed Den of Thieves off as a carbon copy of Michael Mann's superior classic, Heat, which hurt this film's prospects. However, Den of Thieves was moderately budgeted at $30 million, so it could end up being a success if it has legs. There won't be much in the way of direct competition for its target audience for the next several weeks.

In fourth is The Post with $12.1 million. Steven Spielberg's historical drama is now up to $45.1 million domestically as it rides the waves of awards buzz.

Rounding out the top five is The Greatest Showman. Hugh Jackman's musical brought in $11 million during its fifth weekend to raise its U.S. total to $113.4 million.

Coming in sixth is Paddington 2 with $8.2 million. The acclaimed family film continues its struggles to make an impact at the box office, with a domestic haul of just $25 million. It's fared much better internationally, with a global total of $172.2 million.

Liam Neeson's latest action vehicle, The Commuter, comes in seventh with $6.6 million. The film now stands at $25.7 million Stateside.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the #8 film with $6.5 million. Though the sequel bombed its way out of China, it's done just fine in the U.S. with a total of $604.2 million. Lucasfilm's latest blockbuster is the sixth film in history to cross the $600 million plateau and will likely pass The Avengers for fifth all-time before it bows out of theaters.

Coming in ninth is Insidious: The Last Key, which earned $5.9 million in its third weekend. The horror sequel is now up to $58.7 million domestically. That's more than enough to spin a nice profit out of its $10 million budget and it's the second highest-grossing installment of the franchise. With $126.8 million worldwide, Blumhouse could be inclined to continue it since interest is still there.

Capping off the top 10 is Forever My Girl, which opened with $4.7 million.

[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates -- based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, January 22 -- at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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