Fifty Shades fans returned the franchise to the number one spot after Fifty Shades Darker missed the mark last year, although it does see another decline.
Fifty Shades Freed opened at number one over the weekend with $38.5 million. Yes, that’s lower than the $46.6 million of the previous film but these films are strictly for the fans now & these movies aren’t converting new viewers. Overseas the film grossed 98.1 million over the weekend which gave it a stellar worldwide opening of 136.9 million. This pushed the franchise over $1 billion combined so love it or hate it, these films make money.
Second goes to Peter Rabbit which grossed $25 million. That’s a great start to for the $50 million film which has the kid audience to itself until the release of Sherlock Gnomes at the end of March. It should also play particularly well over the long holiday weekend.
Finishing within tracking for third place is The 15:17 to Paris, which grossed $12.5 million. The film received a “B-” CinemaScore which means word of mouth will be questionable moving forward. This is a film that needed solid reviews to appeal to its older audience but with a 21% rotten score on Rotten Tomatoes, that just didn’t happen.
In fourth we have Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle which falls a slight 8.3% to $10 million. The film has grossed a massive $365.8 million & is $8 million away from taking down Spider-Man 2 as Sony’s second highest grossing film. Worldwide the film has topped $880 million.
Rounding out the top five is The Greatest Showman which sees another small drop of 16.3% to $6.4 million. The film has grossed $146.5 million to date and since debuting on December 20, the film hasn’t dropped higher than 19.4% and, like Jumanji, hasn’t dropped out of the top five.
Check out the full top ten results below:
- Fifty Shades Freed – $38.5 million (NEW)
- Peter Rabbit – $25 million (NEW)
- The 15:17 to Paris – $12.5 million (NEW)
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $10 million (-8.3%, $365.8 million)
- The Greatest Showman – $6.4 million (-16.3%, $146.5 million)
- Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $6.2 million (-40.6%, $49.2 million)
- Winchester – $5.2 million (-44%, $17.3 million)
- The Post – $3.6 million (-30.4%, $72.9 million)
- The Shape of Water – $3.1 million (-28.6%, $49.9 million)
- Den of Thieves – $2.9 million (-34.1%, $41 million)