#BOXOFFICE: “FIFTY SHADES” STEAMS-UP BOX OFFICE PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY
Moviegoers have Romance on their minds pre-Valentine’s Day weekend as FIFTY SHADES FREED steams-up the Box Office with $40.3 million from 3,768 theatres for Universal Pictures. While the Franchise finale is unable to eclipse the $80 million its first chapter earned opening weekend in 2015, this by no means is a disgrace as it falls just short of its 2017 installment, which opened with $46 million. It gets 11% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a B+ CinenaScore from Audiences.
In second is PETER RABBIT with $22 million from 3,725 theatres for Sony Pictures. It gets a 58% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
THE 15:17 TO PARIS debuts in third with $11.7 million from 3,042 theatres for Warner Bros. The Clint Eastwood Film centering on the true story of three Americans who confronted a terrorist aboard a train, gets a 20% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE lands in fourth this weekend with $9.6 million. Over eight weeks it has grossed $365 million for Sony Pictures.
THE SHAPE OF WATER is in ninth with $3 million for Fox Searchlight, putting the Oscar Contender close to the $50-million-mark domestically.
DEN OF THIEVES rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.7 million in its fourth week, totaling $40.8 million for STX Entertainment/VVS Films.