Moviegoers have Romance on their minds pre-Valentine’s Day weekend as FIFTY SHADESFREED steams-up the Box Office with $40.3 million from 3,768 theatres for UniversalPictures. 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 SonyPictures.
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.
Iconic Clint Eastwood has centered much of his work of late on Non-Fiction and things that have affected the American conscience including 2016’s Sully and 2014’s American Sniper.
The 15:17 to Paris is unique in that stars the actual heroes who in 2015 who confronted a terrorist boarding a train to Paris in the Thalys Train Attack in which four people died after a terrorist opened fire aboard a train before being subdued by passengers.
Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and AlekSkarlatos, three American friends, in addition to being those heroes wrote the Memoir on which the Film is based. The Trio were in Toronto today to promote the new Film by Eastwood which stars Judy Greer and JennaFischer also.
Among their stops were Global Television‘s The Morning Show (Toronto Edition). We are honoured to get a Snap with these heroic men! We loved that they were into the Mini Wheats sample truck parked outside!