“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” Wins Box Office

Truth rating: 10
Maze Runner Death Cure Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Maze Runner Death Cure Box Office

(20th Century Fox)

Maze Runner: The Death Cure won the box office, breaking the hold Jumanji had for the last few weeks. Get the details, and check out the grosses for this week’s top 10 movies below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle spent the last three weeks at the top of the box office after finally overtaking Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But now its reign came to an end thanks to The Death Cure, the long-awaited final film in the Maze Runner franchise. Based on the book series of the same name, the first flick in the trilogy was released in 2014. The second installment, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, hit theaters in 2015.

The last edition was expected to come out in 2017, but during production in 2016, star Dylan O’Brien was seriously injured on set. Production was postponed that March and then delayed indefinitely because the actor needed extensive time to recover. Filming did not resume until the following March. Now the movie finally came out and its highly-anticipated opening earned The Death Cure first place with $23.5 million in ticket sales.

Jumanji dropped back down to second place with $16.4 million. The Western Hostiles, which stars Christian Bale, snagged third place with $10.2 million. Taking fourth was The Greatest Showman with a haul of $9.5 million. The Post, about the Washington Post and the Pentagon Papers, finished not too far behind in the fifth position with $8.9 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 was 12 Strong in sixth with $8.6 million, followed by Den Of Thieves in seventh with $8.4 million. The Oscar contender The Shape Of Water secured eighth place with a total of $5.7 million. Meanwhile, Paddington 2 was right behind and nabbed ninth with $5.6 million. Just making into the last spot in the Top 10 and edging out The Last Jedi was Padmaavat. The Bollywood movie, set in medieval India, earned $4.3 million.

  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. LawNewz