Box Office Recap — January 30, 2018

Comrades, the time has come to pour one out for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Raise your glasses and tip your caps to the four consecutive weekends of owning the domestic box office, as the reign is no more. Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final installment of the dystopian science fiction action series has dethroned the latest Dwayne Johnson box office cash cow. All things, even Jumanji, come to pass.

While we typically track domestic box office here at our weekly review, it seemed fitting to take a step back and acknowledge just how well these films are performing abroad as well. Jumanji and The Greatest Showman have both seen well over $100 million (and over 50% of their total revenue) come in from their foreign box office, while even smaller artsier films like The Post and The Shape of Water have added an additional $24 million and $14 million respectively.

Perhaps nothing can compare to the performance of Paddington 2. In the US, the film has pulled in a very respectable $32 million stateside, it has ridden its foreign box office to an additional $153 million! As Laurie Metcalf says in Best Picture nominee Lady Bird, “Your paycheck isn’t life’s report card,” but, after seeing numbers like those, it doesn’t seem likely Hollywood will alter their tentpole global marketing strategy anytime soon.

Please note: All box office grosses listed below are domestic.


Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Weekend Gross — $24MM

Gross to Date — $24MM

Director — Wes Ball: Wes Ball is a director best known for his work on The Maze Runner series. See full bio »

Screenwriter — TS NowlinTS Nowlin is a screenwriter best known for his work on The Maze Runner series.  See full bio »

Screenwriter — James Dashner: James Dashner is the author of the novels upon which the series is based.. See full bio »

Music — John Paesano: John Paesano is a composer best known for his work on The Maze Runner series and the Netflix series Daredevil. See full bio »

Cinematographer — Gyula PadosGyula Pados is a cinematographer best known for his work on The Duchess and Fateless. See full bio »

Editor — Paul Harb: Paul Harb is an editor best known for his work on The Expendables and Channel Zero. See full bio »

Editor — Dan Zimmerman: Dan Zimmerman is an editor best known for his work on Max Payne and Predators. See full bio >>


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Four teenagers are sucked into a magical video game, and the only way they can escape is to work together to finish the game.

Weekend Gross — $16MM

Gross to Date — $338MM

Director — Jake Kasdan: Jake Kasdan was born on October 28, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Jacob Kasdan. He is a producer and director, known for Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Zero Effect (1998) and The TV Set (2006). See full bio »

Screenwriter — Chris McKennaChris McKenna is known for his work on Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Community (2009). He is married to Sally Bradford. They have two children. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Erik Sommers: Erik Sommers is a producer and writer, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and The LEGO Batman Movie (2017). See full bio »

Screenwriter — Scott Rosenberg: Scott Rosenberg was born on April 24, 1963 in Needham, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Beautiful Girls (1996), Con Air (1997) and Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000). See full bio »

Screenwriter — Jeff Pinkner: Jeff Pinkner is a producer and writer, known for Fringe (2008), Alias (2001) and The Dark Tower (2017). See full bio »

Music — Henry Jackman: Henry Jackman, born in Hillingdon, Middlesex, UK, began composing his first symphony at age six, and was an accomplished composer by age nine. He went on to study classical music at St. Paul’s Cathedral Choir School, Eton College, Framlingham College and Oxford University. As a teenager, he became heavily influenced by the underground rave scene, … See full bio »

Cinematographer — Gyula Pados: In 1990, Gyula Pados, until then a Camera Assistant working for Vilmos Zsigmond, joined the Budapest Film School’s 4-year camera course which insists that, for two years, ‘everybody tries everything’. In his first year, Gyula directed a short film Dawn which won four festival prizes outright and shared a First (at Munich), the Wim Wenders prize, … See full bio »

Editor — Steve Edwards: See full bio »

Editor — Mark Helfrich: Mark Helfrich is known for his work on X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Predator (1987) and R.I.P.D. (2013). See full bio »


Hostiles

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

Weekend Gross — $10MM

Gross to Date — $12MM

Director — Scott Cooper: Scott Cooper is a director best known for his work on Out of the Furnace, Black Mass and Crazy Heart See full bio »

Screenwriter — Scott CooperSee above. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Donald E Stewart: Donald E Stewart is a writer best known for his work on Missing, The Hunt for Red October and Clear and Present DangerSee full bio »

Music — Max Richter: Max Richter is a composer best known for his work on Shutter Island, Waltz with Bashir and the HBO series The Leftovers. See full bio »

Cinematographer — Masanobu Takayanagi: Masanobu Takayanagi is a cinematographer best known for his work on The Grey. See full bio »

Editor — Tom Cross: Tom Cross is an Academy Award-winning editor best known for his work on Whiplash, Joy and La La Land. See full bio »


The Greatest Showman

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Weekend Gross — $9.5MM

Gross to Date — $126MM

Director — Michael Gracey: Michael Gracey is known for his work on The Greatest Showman (2017), Naruto and Ned Kelly (2003). See full bio »

Screenwriter — Jenny Bicks: Jenny Bicks was born on July 30, 1963 in the USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Sex and the City (1998), The Greatest Showman (2017) and Rio 2 (2014). See full bio »

Screenwriter — Bill Condon: Bill Condon was born on October 22, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as William Patrick Condon. He is a director and writer, known for Kinsey (2004), Dreamgirls (2006) and Gods and Monsters (1998). See full bio »

Music — John Debney: John Debney’s career seemed destined for Hollywood. The son of Disney Studios producer Louis Debney, John grew up in nearby Glendale, California, where he got early inspiration for film and music growing up on the Disney Studio lot. The child of two musicians, John showed an early aptitude for music and began guitar lessons at age six, later … See full bio »

Music — Benj Pasek: Benj Pasek was born on June 9, 1985 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

Music — Justin Paul: Justin Paul was born on January 3, 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. See full bio »

Music — Joseph Trapanese: Joseph Trapanese is best known for his sleek, ominous score work for blockbuster films like “Tron: Legacy,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Oblivion,” and the “Raid” series. As a composer, arranger, and producer for movie, television, theater, and video game music, he has collaborated with a number of mainstream musical acts. His first major break came… See full bio »

Cinematographer — Seamus McGarvey: Seamus McGarvey BSC, born 29 June 1967 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, is an Irish cinematographer who began his career as a still photographer before attending film school at the University of Westminster in London. Upon graduating in 1988 he began shooting short films and documentaries, including Skin, which was nominated for a Royal Television … See full bio »

Editor — Tom Cross: Tom Cross is known for his work on Whiplash (2014), Joy (2015) and La La Land (2016). See full bio »

Editor — Robert Duffy: See full bio »

Editor — Joe Hutshing: Joe Hutshing can definitely be included among the greatest film editors of all time due not only to his impressive resume with works from directors like Oliver Stone, Cameron Crowe and John Woo, but also due to his innovative techniques and amazing eye for details in order to compose a great cinematic story. His first cinema credit was as an … See full bio »

Editor — Michael McCusker: See full bio »

Editor — Jon Poll: Jon Poll is an editor and producer, known for Charlie Bartlett (2007), Meet the Parents (2000) and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016). See full bio »

Editor — Spencer Susser: Spencer Susser is an editor and director, known for Hesher (2010), I Love Sarah Jane (2008) and The Greatest Showman (2017). See full bio »


The Post

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Weekend Gross — $8.8MM

Gross to Date — $5.9MM

Director —  Steven SpielbergUndoubtedly one of the most influential personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s best-known director and certainly one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as a producer, director and writer. … See full bio »

Screenwriter — Liz Hannah: Liz Hannah is a writer and director, best known for her work on Reign Over Me.

Screenwriter — Josh Singer: Josh Singer is a writer who previously wrote for The West Wing and won an Academy Award for his work on Spotlight.

Music — John Williams: As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is “America’s composer” time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins), twenty-odd Gold and … See full bio »

Cinematographer — Janusz Kaminski: Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

Editor — Michael Kahn: Michael Kahn is three-time Academy Award-winning editor who has previously worked with Spielberg on Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Minority Report (2001).


12 Strong

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down for the Taliban.

Weekend Gross — $8.6MM

Gross to Date — $30MM

Director — Nicolai Fuglsig. Nicolai Fuglsig is a Danish film director and photojournalist. He graduated from the Danish School of Journalism. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Ted Tally. Ted Tally is an Academy Award-winning writer best known for his work on The Silence of The Lambs.  See full bio »

Screenwriter — Peter Craig. Peter Craig is a writer-director best known for his work on The Town and The Hunger Games Trilogy. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Doug Stanton. Doug Stanton is a writer whose book was the basis for this film.  See full bio »

Music — Lorne Balfe: Lorne Balfe is an Emmy-nominated composer best known for his work on Inception and Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows.  See full bio »

Cinematographer — Rasmus Videbæk: Rasmus Videbæk is a cinematographer best known for his work on The Dark Tower. See full bio »

Editor — Lisa LassekLisa Lassek is an editor best known for her work on The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron See full bio »


Den of Thieves

A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff’s Dept. and the state’s most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Weekend Gross — $8.4MM

Gross to Date — $29MM

Director — Christian Gudegast Christian Gudegast is a writer/director best known for his work on London Has Fallen. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Christian Guegast.  See above.

Screenwriter — Paul Scheuringeter: Paul Scheuring is a writer best known for his work on The Experiment and the television series Prison Break. See full bio »

Music — Cliff Martinez: Cliff Martinez is a BAFTA-winning composer best known for his work on Drive, The Neon Demon and War Dogs. He is a former member of the rock band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers.  See full bio »

Cinematographer — Terry Stacey: Terry Stacey is a cinematographer best known for his work on 50/50 and P.S. I Love You. See full bio »

Editor — Joel CoxJoel Cox is an Academy Award-winning editor best known for his work on Unforgiven, Mystic River and American Sniper. See full bio »


The Shape of Water

At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Weekend Gross — $3MM

Gross to Date — $38MM

Director — Guillermo Del ToroGuillermo Del Toro is an award-winning director best known for his work on Pan’s Labyrinth and Crimson Peak (2014)

Screenwriter — Vanessa Taylor:See full bio »

Screenwriter — Guillermo Del Toro: See above.

Music — Alexander Desplat: Alexander Desplat is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his work on The King’s Speech, Argo and The Queen.

Cinematographer — Dan Lautsen: Dan Lautsen has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on this film.

Editor — Sidney Wolinsky: See full bio »


Paddington 2

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Weekend Gross — $5.6MM

Gross to Date — $32MM

Director — Paul King: Paul King is a writer and director best known for his work on Paddington (2014)

Screenwriter — Paul King: See above.

Screenwriter — Simon Farnaby: Simon Farnaby is a writer best known for his work on Your Highness (2011) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).

Music — Dario Marianelli: Dario Marianelli is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his work on Atonement (2007).

Cinematographer — Erik Wilson»

Editor — Jonathan Amos: See full bio »

Editor — Mark EversonSee full bio »


Padmaavat

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati’s beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

Weekend Gross — $4.3MM

Gross to Date — $4.8MM

Director — Sanjay Leela Bhansali See full bio »

Screenwriter — Sanjay Leela Bhansali: See above »

Screenwriter — Prakash Kapadia: See full bio »

Music — Sanchit Balhara: See full bio »

Music — Sanjay Leela Bhansali See full bio »

Cinematographer — Sudeep Chatterjee: See full bio »

Editor — Rajesh Pandey: See full bio »


Tom Dever writes for The Script Lab.

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Info taken from Box Office Mojo and IMDb.