Box Office Recap — February 14, 2018

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


Fifty Shades Freed

Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

Weekend Gross — $39MM

Gross to Date — $39MM

Director — James Foley: James Foley is a director best known for his work on House of Cards. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Niall Leonard: Niall Leonard is a screenwriter best known for his work on the Fifty Shades Trilogy See full bio »

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

 


Peter Rabbit

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden.

Weekend Gross — $25MM

Gross to Date — $25MM

Director — Will Gluck: Will Gluck is a director best known for his work on Easy A and Friends With Benefits. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Rob Lieber: Rob Lieber is a screenwriter best known for his work on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and The Goldbergs. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Will Gluck: See above »

 


15:17 to Paris

Three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France.

Weekend Gross — $13MM

Gross to Date — $13MM

Director — Clint Eastwood: Clint Eastwood is an Academy Award-winning Director and Actor best known for his work on Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. See full bio »

Screenwriter — Dorothy Blyskal: Dorothy Blyskal is a screenwriter best known for her work on Logan and Live By Night. 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 — $10MM

Gross to Date — $366MM

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 »

 


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 — $6.4MM

Gross to Date — $147MM

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 »


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 — $6.2MM

Gross to Date — $49MM

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 »

 


Winchester

Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Weekend Gross — $5.2MM

Gross to Date — $17MM

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 UnstoppableSee 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 — $3.6MM

Gross to Date — $73MM

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.

 

 


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 — $3.2MM

Gross to Date — $50MM

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.


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 — $3MM

Gross to Date — $41MM

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 »

 


Tom Dever writes for The Script Lab.

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Info taken from Box Office Mojo and IMDb.