Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle has led international box office for the past two sessions and will struggle to make it three in a row with the wide expansion this weekend of Fox’s Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
Jumanji has amassed $465.2m through Sony Pictures Releasing International and there are no new debuts this weekend. Meanwhile Blumhouse horror Insidious: The Last Key stands at $73.6m with no new markets either.
Fox International executives report an early $17.9m for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which ventures into 69 territories led by China, the UK, Brazil, Spain, Russia, and Argentina.
2015 release Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials opened on $13.3m in China, $4.3m in the UK, and $2.6m in Brazil, $1.8m in Spain, and $861,000 in Argentina (numbers were unavailable for Russia), so Fox executives are hopeful the running total will climb to around $45m including holdovers by Monday.
Multiple Oscar nominee Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stands at $24.2m and opens this weekend in Germany and Mexico, while The Shape Of Water, which leads the Oscar nominees on 13 nods, is biding its time and has reached $9.8m. The Greatest Showman on $120.9m opens in France. Ferdinand stands at $160.4m.
Darkest Hour starring Oscar nominee Gary Oldman has reached $42.7m through Universal Pictures International heading into the weekend, when it debuts in Denmark and Uruguay. Pitch Perfect 3 stands at $75.3m.
The Post ventures into France, Brazil, Thailand, central America, and Switzerland. Woody Woodpecker arrives in Mexico and Ecuador.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stands at $695.2m through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, and Pixar’s Coco has reached $462.6m.
Wonder has crossed $250m worldwide through Lionsgate and the international running total of $121.4m is set to grow with the debut in Germany. The top markets are Brazil on $26.3m after seven, Italy on $13.4m after five, and China on $10.9m in its first week.
Geostorm has reached $180.6m through Warner Bros Pictures International, while James Franco’s The Disaster Artist stands at $6.3m, and Father Figures $4.4m.
Daddy’s Home 2 stands at $76.6m via Paramount Pictures International, while Downsizing has grossed $14.8m, and Tadeo Jones 2 $26.6m.