The ever-resilient JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE once again reclaims the throne, taking the top of the Box Office for Sony Pictures. In its seventh week it earns $11 million from 3,553 theatres, just surpassing the $350 million-mark. Its Home Entertainment release is just around the corner for those who need to see it again!
In second after after its #1 debut last weekend is MAZE RUNNER: THE DEATH CURE bringing-in $10 million in week two from 3,793 for 20th Century Fox. It has made $36 million domestically.
Horror WINCHESTER opens in third for CBSFilms/VVS Films with $8.6 million from 2,480 theatres. Starring Helen Mirren, the Film gets 10% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN continues to show staying power in fourth with $7.6 million, a total $137 million over seven weeks in North America for 20th Century Fox.
THE SHAPE OF WATER is in ninth this weekend with $4.1 million for Fox Searchlight, $44.5 million over ten weeks. It certainly gets a boost from all the Oscars buzz it has received leading the tally in nominations. It expands to 2,341 theatres.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.9 million, expanding to 1,726 theatres also for FoxSearchlight. It has made $41 million over 13 weeks, also seeing a boost from its Oscar buzz.
We finally have a new champ! MAZE RUNNER: DEATH CURE takes the top of the Box Office in its debut, closing-out the popular Young Adult Franchise on a high note. It earns $23 million from 3,787 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Among the Series this one ranks third, the top opening still going 2014’s first installment. It gets a 44% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
Make no mistake, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE still is performing great in second with $15.8 million, showing incredible staying power for Sony Pictures now in its sixth week out. It has made $337 million in its domestic run so far.
HOSTILES has a solid wide release expansion in third with $9.9 million, playing now in 2,696 theatres for Entertainment Studios/Elevation Pictures. The TIFF ’17 selection starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike gets 72% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN v. much is still alive in fourth with $9.3 million from 2,663 theatres for 20thCentury Fox in its sixth week. It has made $126 million in North America.
THE POST is in fifth with $8.7 million for 20th Century Fox, hot off its Best Picture nomination. It has made $58 million to-date.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI rounds-out the Top Ten with $4 million for Disney. It has earned a whopping $610 million in its seven-week run.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is showing no signs of stopping! It stays on-top a third straight week with $20.8 million from 3,704 theatres for SonyPictures, a total $317 million grossed domestically over five weeks.
In second in its debut is 12 STRONG with $15.4 million from 3,002 theatres for Warner Bros. Starring Michael Shannon and Chris Hemsworth, the post-9/11 Drama gets a 56% on the Tomatometer but an A CinemaScore.
In third also is another new release in DEN OF THIEVES with $13.5 million from 2,432 theatres for STX Entertainment/VVS Films. It gets a 38% score on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
Oscar Contender THE POST is in fourth for 20thCentury Fox with $12.4 million. Over five weeks it has grossed $45 million in North America.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN lands in fifth with $10.9 million showing longevity, having made $113 million in its run this far for 20th Century Fox.
FOREVER MY GIRL makes its debut rounding-out the Top Ten with $4.1 million from 1,115 theatres for Roadside Attractions/Elevation Pictures. It gets 18% on the Tomatometer.
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE for a second week in a row takes the top of the Box Office for Sony Pictures with $24.4 million from 3,849 theatres. Over four weeks it not only has overcome its tough rival STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, but it has made a stellar $286.9 million domestically.
THE POST expands to second spot with $17.2 million for 20th Century Fox from 2,819 theatres. Over four weeks it has made $25 million in limited release. The Oscar Contender directed by Steven Spielberg and starring both Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, gets 88% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
THE COMMUTER debuts in third with $12.7 million from 2,892 theatres for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films. The Action-Thriller starring genre king Liam Neeson, gets 56% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore from Audiences.
INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY lands in fourth with $11.4 million for Sony Pictures, earning $52 million over two weeks.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN is in fifth with $11.2 million for 20th Century Fox. It has now made $96.5 million over four weeks. It’s Soundtrack continues to perform well, hitting #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI still is going strong in sixth with $10.9 million for Disney from 3,090 theatres. Over five weeks it has made a blistering $594.2 million in North America.
PADDINGTON 2 debuts in seventh with $10.8 million from 3,702 theatres for Warner Bros. Its 2015 Predecessor opened with $18.9 million. It stands at a remarkable 100% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
PROUD MARY opens in eighth with $9.8 million for Sony Pictures from 2,125 theatres. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore.
MOLLY’S GAME rounds-out the Top Ten for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films with $4.1 million from 1,708 theatres in its third week. It has made $21.7 million domestically.
The 75th annual Golden Globes Awards took place tonight in Beverly Hills, California. With the #TimesUp initiative front and center of our attentions, we saw all talent uniformly wearing black to draw attention to the cause for equality and an end to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Seth Meyers hosted the affair boldly poking-fun at the likes of Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein. In the face of change, he calls 2018 “the year marijuana was allowed and sexual harassment wasn’t anymore.”.
Oprah Winfrey who next can be seen in Disney‘s A Wrinkle in Time, was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Her Wrinkle Co-Star Reese Witherspoon introduced her as being all “a noun, a verb and an adjective”. And even Meyers joked DeMille should be honoured she was given the award. Winfrey recalls herself as a kid in Milwaukee back in 1964, watching Anne Bancroft speak a historic five words on television, “The winner is Sidney Poitier“. She hopes to inspire another black girl watching tonight seeing her be named the first ever black Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner. Winfrey states, “I wanted to express gratitude to all women who endured years of abuse and assault as they like my mother had mouths to feed, bills to pay and dreams to pursue.”. Recounting the story of rape (1944) victim Recy Taylor whose six attackers never were persecuted, she defiantly states that we are at the end of an era, “Their time us up!”.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri scored huge in the Film categories including a win for Motion Picture Drama. Martin McDonagh was awarded Screenplay for the Filmwhich he also directed. He jokes, “My mother really wanted Lady Bird to win.”. Oscar Winner Frances McDormand before tonight had been nominated seven times for a Globe, but finally received her first win for Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. She declined to make political comments but expressed pride that the Film still is filling seats in brick and mortar theatres across the U.S. the “old-fashioned” way. Sam Rockwell, after a career spanning almost three decades, finally won a Golden Globe for his work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. “It’s nice to be in a movie people saw”, he kids before thanking others involved with the TIFF ’17 People’s Choice Award-winning Film and also wife Leslie Bibb.
HBO’s Big Little Lies was a major force in the Television categories winning TV Miniseriesor Movie. Nicole Kidman was awarded her fourth Golden Globe for her Actress work, thanking her Co-Star, Co-Producer and fellow Nominee Reese Witherspoon with whom together she brought the HBO release to Television. Kidman despite getting the cue to shorten her speech, thanked her husband Country Star Keith Urban last, telling him “When your cheek is pressed against mine, the whole world just melts away, I love you.”. Co-Stars Laura Dern and AlexanderSkarsgård also won for their work as Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress (Dern‘s fourth Globe too!) in the Miniseries.
Lady Bird, which premiered at TIFF ’17, won Comedy or Musical. The Film which loosely is based on GretaGerwig‘s life, also is her directorial debut. Gerwig thanked her hometown Sacramento for giving her the wings and roots needed to succeed in life. 23-year-old Saoirse Ronan already has been nominated for three Globes but alas gets her first win tonight for her acclaimed work in Lady Bird. She kept pointing-out in her humble speech how her mom out of excitement was in the audience on FaceTime while she was on-stage.
Visionary Guillermo del Toro made a teary acceptance for Director with The Shape of Water while the Orchestra had tried drowning his speech out due to time restrictions. “Turn the music down, it’s taken me 25 years to get here” he said, drawing cheers from the audience. Moments before, Natalie Portman presenting his award alongside Ron Howard, pointed-out how all Nominees in the Category were male.
Gary Oldman was awarded Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in TIFF ’17 selection Darkest Hour. In his speech, he told us how his wife puts-up with his incredible dedication telling others “I go to bed with Winston Churchill and wake-up with Gary Oldman.”.
Jeered widely for having made the worst movie of all time, The Room, Filmmaker and Cult Icon Tommy Wiseau got the last laugh joining Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy Winner James Franco on-stage tonight. Franco stars in and directs The Disaster Artist which recounts Wiseau‘s process making that Cult Classic. Franco thanked his younger brother Dave in his speech saying “He always wanted his own Coen Brother” to make Films with and it looks like he too along with Wiseau saw his dream come true.
Allison Janney who delivers a chilling portrayal of Tonya Harding’s mother LaVona Golden in I, Tonya, was awarded a well-deserved Globe beating-out some stiff competition including Laurie Metcalf whom many also feel is deserving for her work in Lady Bird. Janney made a poignant statement about perception of truth in Media, an enlightenment after having worked on the Film which gives us a fresh perspective on the disgraced Figure Skater. It was a good night for both Tommy Wiseau and Tonya Harding.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was this year’s Dark Horse, winning Comedy Series and also Rachel Brosnahan (House of Cards) winning Actress in a Comedy Series. The Amazon Series centers on a Jewish housewife in the ’50s who becomes a Stand-up Comedian.
Elisabeth Moss shone a light on Canada dedicating her Actress in a Drama Series win to Margaret Atwood who wrote the source material on which Toronto-made The Handsmaid’s Tale is based. The Series also took home a Globe for DramaSeries. This is her second GoldenGlobe win, her first for Miniseries Top of the Lake.
After four nominations, Ewan McGregor finally gets his first Globe win for Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie with Fargo. Another Canadian connection, the Series was filmed in Calgary.
Sterling K. Brown was awarded his first Globe for his work on Series This is Us. The rising star next can be seen in Marvel’s Black Panther and reminded his kids in his speech he’d be there to take them to school tomorrow morning, in addition to expressing his awe of Oprah Winfrey being seated before himon the podium.
After getting a nod last year and seeing MASTER OF NONE, for which he has directing and writing credits, Funnyman Aziz Ansari gets a Globe for Actor in a Comedy Series. He becomes the first ever South Asian Actor to win a Globe.
In addition to having grossed almost $600 million worldwide, Disney•Pixar‘s Coco goes on to Globe success, winning Animated Feature.
Hot off its #1 success on the Billboard Hot 200 Album Chart, The Greatest Showman also wins a Globe for Original Song, This is Me, sung by Keala Settle and also Kesha.
Fatih Akin‘s In the Fade won Foreign Language Film. The German Film starring Diane Kruger as a woman dealing with the aftermath of a terrorist attack, received a TIFF ’17 Premiere.
Awards Season culminates in the Academy Awards which air Sunday, March 4, 2018 on ABC, 7 PM ET.
After playing bridesmaid for a couple weeks, JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE swings to the lead with $35 million from 3,801 for SonyPictures. Over three weeks it has grossed a smart $244.1 million domestically.
Debuting in second is fellow Sony Pictures release INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY. The Horror opens with $25.9 million from 3,116 theatres. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI after a complete domination, slips to third with $23.6 million in week three for Disney. It has grossed a whopping $572.5 million thus far in North America.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN quietly continues to grind in fourth with $14.1 million for 20thCentury Fox, a three week tally of $77.2 million.
PITCH PERFECT 3 goes along in fifth with $10.5 million in its third week, a total $86.2 million made for Universal Pictures.
MOLLY’S GAME makes its Top Ten debut in seventh, expanding to 1,608 theatres with $6.6 million for STX Entertainment/eOne Films. The Aaron Sorkin-directed Oscar Contender has made $13.8 million over two weeks, it gets 82% on the Tomatometer.
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.6 million in week two for Sony Pictures. It has made $20.2 million to date.
In its second week out, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI continues to power-on with a lead over the Christmas Box Office. By Christmas Day, it is projected to make $102.5 million from 4,232 theatres across North America, a total $399.1 million over two weeks alone for Disney.
JUMANJI 2: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE is expected to make $44.3 million by Christmas Day for Sony Pictures, from 3,765 theatres. It gets 77% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
PITCH PERFECT 3 also shows signs of life with a debut in third with $35.6 million earned 3,447 theatres by Christmas for Universal Pictures. The Franchise best still belongs to 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2 which opened with $69 million.
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN opens in fourth with $12.1 million, a total $16.7 million since its Wednesday opening for 20th Century Fox. It gets a 51% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
DARKEST HOUR expands to 806 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures with $6.1 million. Over five weeks it has made $9 million domestically.
THE SHAPE OF WATER since TIFF ’17 has been touted an Oscar Contender and it makes its way to ninth spot for Fox Searchlight with $3.5 million expanding to 726 theatres in its fourth week.
FATHER FIGURES rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.7 million for Warner Bros. in its opening from 2,902 theatres. It gets 22% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
You know we love Christmas! Mr. Will x Warner Music Canada want to give Readers to win copies of this Holiday’s hottest releases, SIA‘s EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS and THE GREATEST SHOWMANOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack, one of our favourite Movies of 2017!
To get you into the spirit, have a listen to these uplifting Holiday tunes!
We are hit or miss on Musicals but can we tell you how floored we are by the Spectacle that is THE GREATEST SHOWMAN? Hitting theatres this Christmas, its stellar Soundtrack now is in stores to get you ready for the experience on the Big Screen!
Brace yourself to be swept away to magical land of euphoria and dazzling dreams. We cannot stop listening to the Tracklist featuring phenomenal performances by Hugh Jackman, Zendaya, Zac Efron, Keala Settle and several more including a showstopping delivery by The Voice Finalist Loren Allred who voices Rebecca Ferguson’s Jenny Lind in the Movie. Her work on the perfect ballad Never Enough will affect you deeply.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul oversee the original Music in this triple-Golden Globe-nominated Musical based on the rise of Entrepreneur and Showman P.T. Barnum.
While it was to be released a year ago, The Greatest Showman directed by Australian Michael Gracey with a Screeplay by Jenny Bicks (Sex and the City) and Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga, Dreamgirls), proves worth the long wait. The Choreography is precise and fantastic, the emotions are real. This is Me performed by Settle is just one of several fantastic numbers here and it gets the Globe nod when many others on the Album also could have made the short list. Jackman was born to play the titular role. The Film is unable to separate itself from Baz Luhrmann‘s genius influence but that is a good problem to have.
In addition to Allred’s vocal perfection on NeverEnough, Jackman has never sounded better. We love the much-needed uplifting spirit on The Greatest Show and Come Alive, perfect for the Holidays. Efron and Zendaya shine bright on duet Rewrite the Stars. Production is slick and sonically the Soundtrack lifts us just like the Film does.
Enjoy a few selections from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN below:
THIS IS ME
REWRITE THE STARS
THE GREATEST SHOW
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