Well, it would appear last week’s reports of Jumanji‘s death were premature. It avenged last week’s loss to Maze Runner: The Death Cure in this week’s rematch with over $10MM and a worldwide gross inching towards $1 Billion every day. Cheers, Jumanji! Sorry we ever doubted you.
January through March is often the slowest time of year while studios unload disappointments from the year before and viewers catch up on award-fare before we get back into Marvel- er, Blockbuster Season in late March. I wish I had more to report on for you this week, but the top ten is near-identical last week but for the $9 MM from Winchester, the Helen Mirren-starring horror film.
We are currently developing an exciting new feature to our weekly box office reports and should have details in the very near future. Stay tuned!
Please note: All box office grosses listed below are domestic.
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 — $11MM
Gross to Date — $353MM
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 McKenna: Chris 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 — 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 »
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 »
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 — $10MM
Gross to Date — $40MM
Director — Wes Ball: Wes Ball is a director best known for his work on The Maze Runner series. See full bio »
Screenwriter — TS Nowlin: TS 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 Pados: Gyula 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 >>
Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.
Weekend Gross — $9.3MM
Gross to Date — $9.3MM
Directors — Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig: The Spierig Twins are the German-born Austrian directing team best known for their work on Jigsaw and Daybreakers. See full bio »
Screenwriter — Michael Spierig & Peter Spierig. See above
Screenwriter — Tom Vaughan: Tom Vaughan is a screenwriter best known for his work on Playing House and Unstoppable. See full bio »
Music — Peter Spierig: See above »
Cinematographer — Ben Nott: Ben Nott is a cinematographer best known for his work on Jigsaw and 24 Hours to Live. See full bio »
Editor — Matt Villa: Matt Villa is an editor best known for his work on The Great Gatsby and Daybreakers. 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 — $7.7MM
Gross to Date — $137MM
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 — 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 »
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 — $5.2MM
Gross to Date — $67MM
Director — Steven Spielberg. Undoubtedly 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).
In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.
Weekend Gross — $5.1MM
Gross to Date — $21MM
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 Cooper: See 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 Danger. See 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 »
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 — $4.7MM
Gross to Date — $37MM
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 Lassek: Lisa 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 — $4.6MM
Gross to Date — $36MM
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 Cox: Joel 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 — $4.4MM
Gross to Date — $45MM
Director — Guillermo Del Toro: Guillermo 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, 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 — $3.3MM
Gross to Date — $36MM
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 Everson: See full bio »
Tom Dever writes for The Script Lab.