Sci Fi Box Office: Jumanji Remains on Top, Maze Runner: The Death Cure Debuts This Weekend

By | January 23, 2018

Jumanji Makes it Three Weeks at Number 1

Dwayne Johnson’s latest film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle held the Number 1 slot at the domestic Box Office for a third week in a row as that film continues to exceed expectations. It has tallied up $316 million in the U.S. so far with an additional $452 million overseas as it targets passing the $1 billion mark within a few weeks. Star Wars: The Last Jedi slipped to Number 8 in its sixth week, but that one is already near $1.3 billion worldwide. The Shape of Water slipped to Number 16 in its eighth week, but expect it to get a boost seeing as it just cleaned up with the Oscar nominations.

Here are the sci fi and fantasy movies in the Box Office Top 20 for the weekend of January 19-21:

Rank (Prior Week Rank), Title, Week, Domestic Gross (Worldwide Gross)

1 (1) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Week 5, $316M ($768M)
8 (6) Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Week 6, $604M ($1,296M)
9 (5) Insidious: The Last Key, Week 3, $59M ($127M)
16 (15) The Shape of Water, Week 9, $30M ($39M)


Coming Soon

Maze Runner: The Death Cure (January 26th Wide Release)

In the epic finale to the Maze Runner saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Credits:  Wes Ball (Director), T.S. Nowlin (Writer)

Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Giancarlo Esposito


Scorched Earth (February 2nd Limited Release)

The planet has suffered an environmental collapse; the air became dangerous to breathe, the water became toxic, and billions of people died. Generations later, mankind has finally re-established a rudimentary society, in an attempt to pick up the pieces that continue to blister in the sun. Attica Gage (Gina Carano) is a bounty hunter with a chance at the bounty of a lifetime: to bring down the ruthless outlaw, Elijah Jackson. Gage infiltrates Jackson’s gang, and everything is going to plan until she meets a slave girl who reminds her of her dead sister. With her loyalty to only herself now tested, Gage learns that there might be more to life than just survival.

Credits: Peter Howitt (Director), Kevin Leeson (Writer), Bobby Mort (Writer)

Starring: Gina Carano, John Hannah, Ryan Robbins


Black Panther (February 16th Wide Release)

Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the events of Captain America: Civil War, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemy reappears on the radar, T’Challa’s mettle as King and Black Panther is tested when he is drawn into a conflict that puts the entire fate of Wakanda and the world at risk.

Credits: Ryan Coogler (Director), Joe Robert Cole (Writer), Ryan Coogler (Writer)

Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira