The first weekend of 2018 sees The Last Jedi fall out of the top spot and Jumanji surging ahead to take it while the first new release of 2018, Insidious: The Last Key, had the second best opening for the franchise.
There was no question The Last Jedi was going to destroy the box office but the only question was how big it would actually be? The answer is the second largest opening of all time along with a bunch of second place finishes for other records.
Coco remained at the top of the charts for a third weekend in a row while The Disaster Artist expanded wide and surged up into the top 5.
With no new wide releases this past weekend, the top half of the chart remained the same as a week ago but the real battle was in the lower half between a bunch of smaller movies in various form of limited release.
Coco defeated the Justice League over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend while a bunch of indie releases battled it out toward the bottom of the top 10.
Justice League finally arrived this weekend but had the lowest opening so far for the DC Extended Universe domestically while true story Wonder performed much better than expected and got rave reviews from both critics and audiences.
Thor: Ragnarok took the top spot at the box office for the second weekend in a row while Murder on the Orient Express and Daddy’s Home 2 were surprisingly strong newcomers.
Topping Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnorak became the 7th highest opening MCU movie ever and set a new November record in China as well while A Bad Moms Christmas tried to counter-program and Jigsaw and Boo 2! both suffered in the first post-Halloween weekend.
Jigsaw successfully took back Halloween but it was one of the lowest ever openings for the series while most of other new releases bombed as well and Amityville: The Awakening had one of the weirdest and most pointless theatrical releases ever.
Boo 2! took the top spot at the box office and continued the Madea series run of $20+ million openings but the rest of the new releases did not do great, especially serial killer thriller The Snowman and disaster movie Geostorm.