Box Office: February 23 – 25, 2018

YOUR BOX OFFICE NUMBERS (from Box Office Mojo)

  1. Black Panther
  2. Game Night
  3. Peter Rabbit
  4. Annihilation
  5. Fifty Shades Freed

Black Panther continued to dominate the box office in its second week, with a $108M take that brought its total to $400M and left little for newcomers. Game Night, the party-game-gone-wrong comedy starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, opened in second with $16.6M against a $37M budget. Annihilation, loosely adapted from the sci-fi novel of the same name, opened in fourth with $11M against a $40M budget. You’d think there’d be a market for a movie where the cast just walks into a forbidden zone to get away from the bullshit of the outside world, but apparently not. Annihilation‘s per-screen take was better than Game Night‘s, though, $5,467 vs. $4,759.

Every Day, the first new feature from the resurrected Orion Pictures, opened in ninth with $3.1M on a modest $4.9M budget. Fifty Shades Freed dropped an even 60% to fifth place, and also somehow cost $15M more than Annihilation did to make. In seventh, The 15:17 to Paris continues to drop, but has grossed back its production budget. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman, now in their 10th week, continue to do respectable business in sixth and eighth place, respectively.