‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Debuts on Top of the Box Office

As predicted, the one big release this weekend managed to top the box office. Here’s what went down:

 

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure managed to debut in first place with $23.5 million. While off from the roughly $30 million that 2015’s The Scorch Trials arrived with, this is still a better performance than expected, especially considering the film was held back for over a year because of star Dylan O’Brian’s on-set injury.

As for the rest of the top five, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle fell to second place with $16.4 million. Rosalind Pike and Christian Bale’s western Hostiles made a surprise arrival in third place with $12 million. The Greatest Showman was in fourth with $9.5 million, while The Post closed thing out in fifth place with $8.85 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) The Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $20 million
2) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $15 million
3) 12 Strong – $9 million
4) The Post – $7 million
5) The Great Showman – $6 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) The Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $23.5 million
2) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $16.4 million
3) Hostiles – $10 million
4) The Great Showman – $9.5 million
5) The Post – $8.85 million

Next weekend sees the release of Winchester. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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