“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” tops the box office with $23.5 million weekend

Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox – TM & © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. (LOS ANGELES) — Maze Runner: The Death Cure knocked Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle out of the top spot at the box office with an estimated $23.5 million weekend. However, the third film in the Maze Runner franchise, starring Dylan O’Brien, fell $9 million short of the 2014 debut of its predecessor, The Scorch Trials.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with an estimated $16.4 million, falls to number two after three weeks at number one. The film has now surpassed Spider-Man: Homecoming, and tops Spider-Man 3 to become Sony’s third largest domestic release of all-time.

Overseas, Welcome to the Jungle added an estimated $17.7 million, bringing its international take to $822 million.

Hostiles — starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike — earned $10.2 million in its first week of wide release for a third place finish. The Greatest Showman bowed in fourth place with an estimated $9.5 million weekend.

Rounding out the top five was The Post, bringing in an estimated $8.85 million.

Additionally, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water got a big bump from its 13 Oscar nominations, taking eighth place with a $5.7 million weekend.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Maze Runner: The Death Cure, $23.5 million
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $16.4 million
3. Hostiles, $10.2 million
4. The Greatest Showman, $9.5 million
5. The Post, $8.85 million
6. 12 Strong, $8.6 million
7. Den of Thieves, $8.36 million
8. The Shape of Water, $5.7 million
9. Paddington 2, $5.57 million
10. Padmaavat,  $4.2 million

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