Box Office Top 20: 'Maze Runner' races to No. 1 with $24.2M

 
 
Updated 1/29/2018 6:42 PM
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  • FILE - This undated image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, foreground from left, Dylan O'Brien, Giancarlo Esposito and Rosa Salazar in a scene from "Maze Runner: The Death Cure." “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like “The Shape of Water, “ which got a 161 percent boost in its ninth weekend in theaters. (Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, foreground from left, Dylan O'Brien, Giancarlo Esposito and Rosa Salazar in a scene from "Maze Runner: The Death Cure." “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like “The Shape of Water, “ which got a 161 percent boost in its ninth weekend in theaters. (Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File) Associated Press

  • FILE - This undated image released by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures shows Rosamund Pike, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from "Hostiles." “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. In third place, the Christian Bale-led Western “Hostiles”. (Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated image released by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures shows Rosamund Pike, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from "Hostiles." “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. In third place, the Christian Bale-led Western “Hostiles”. (Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures via AP, File) Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," the third installment in the young adult dystopian series, raced to the top of the box office in its opening weekend in theaters with $24.2 million 20th Century Fox said Monday.

It bumped "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" into second place after its $16.1 million weekend. The Dwayne Johnson pic had been resting easy at No. 1 for three straight weeks and has earned $337.8 million to date.

The Christian Bale-led Western "Hostiles" expanded to more theaters this weekend and took the third-place spot with $10.1 million. "The Greatest Showman" sung its way to fourth place with $9.6 million, and the Pentagon Papers drama "The Post" nabbed fifth place with $9.1 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," 20th Century Fox, $24,167,011, 3,787 locations, $6,382 average, $24,167,011, 1 Week.

2. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," Sony, $16,144,874, 3,553 locations, $4,544 average, $337,802,077, 6 Weeks.

3. "Hostiles," Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, $10,110,739, 2,816 locations, $3,590 average, $11,958,534, 6 Weeks.

4. "The Greatest Showman," 20th Century Fox, $9,550,367, 2,663 locations, $3,586 average, $126,525,599, 6 Weeks.

5. "The Post," 20th Century Fox, $9,107,141, 2,640 locations, $3,450 average, $58,793,064, 6 Weeks.

6. "12 Strong," Warner Bros., $8,686,066, 3,018 locations, $2,878 average, $29,810,676, 2 Weeks.

7. "Den of Thieves," STX Entertainment, $8,632,808, 2,432 locations, $3,550 average, $28,775,253, 2 Weeks.

8. "The Shape of Water," Fox Searchlight, $5,922,553, 1,854 locations, $3,194 average, $37,901,298, 9 Weeks.

9. "Paddington 2," Warner Bros., $5,668,433, 2,792 locations, $2,030 average, $32,118,849, 3 Weeks.

10. "Padmaavat," Viva Entertainment, $4,430,255, 326 locations, $13,590 average, $4,937,521, 1 Week.

11. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney, $4,254,001, 1,745 locations, $2,438 average, $610,795,822, 7 Weeks.

12. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri," Fox Searchlight, $3,840,684, 1,457 locations, $2,636 average, $37,251,635, 12 Weeks.

13. "Forever My Girl," Roadside Attractions, $3,567,978, 1,424 locations, $2,506 average, $9,127,137, 2 Weeks.

14. "The Commuter," Lionsgate, $3,412,694, 1,811 locations, $1,884 average, $31,389,883, 3 Weeks.

15. "Insidious: The Last Key," Universal, $3,189,055, 1,901 locations, $1,678 average, $63,449,355, 4 Weeks.

16. "I, Tonya," Neon Rated, $3,028,658, 960 locations, $3,155 average, $18,903,403, 8 Weeks.

17. "Phantom Thread," Focus Features, $2,981,885, 1,021 locations, $2,921 average, $10,713,694, 5 Weeks.

18. "Darkest Hour," Focus Features, $2,886,835, 1,333 locations, $2,166 average, $45,199,242, 10 Weeks.

19. "MET Opera: Tosca (2018)," Fathom Events, $2,000,000, 900 locations, $2,222 average, $2,000,000, 1 Week.

20. "Lady Bird," A24, $1,887,226, 1,172 locations, $1,610 average, $41,610,318, 13 Weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.

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