YOUR BOX OFFICE NUMBERS (from Box Office Mojo)
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
- The Post
- The Commuter
- The Greatest Showman
- Insidious: The Last Key
Ah shit, guys, it’s time to watch Liam Neeson get mad about stuff again! The Commuter, one man’s brave struggle against public transportation, opened at #3, the highest of any new film. The Post, our yearly dose of respectable Tom Hanks drama (Now With More Meryl Streep), went wide this week, shooting from 15th to second place. And Jumanji held on for a second week at #1.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is edging toward the exit, losing 1,100 venues and 49% since last week, landing outside the top 5 for the first time at #6. The Greatest Showman posted only modest losses and held steady in fourth.
The other two new openers in the top 10 were Paddington 2 and Proud Mary, at #7 and #8, respectively. Down in the teens, assorted year-end prestige pictures are still rising (most notably Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which in its 10th week has added 712 theaters.) I never knew how much of the Hollywood ecosystem has come to rely on awards season, and it is exasperating. Only this coming weekend will I finally get to see The Shape of Water at a Theater Near Me.
The only other film to open in more than 10 theaters is Condorito: La Película, which… what the fuck is this?
From IMDb: “Condorito embarks in a hilarious adventure to save the planet and his loved ones from an evil alien.” Oh, it’s one of THOSE movies.