Hollywood Box Office: ‘Maze Runner’ races to No. 1 with $24.2M

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," the third installment in the young adult dystopian series, raced to the top of the box office in its opening weekend in theaters with $24.2 million.

It bumped "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" into second at $16.1 million. The Dwayne Johnson pic had been resting easy at No. 1 for three straight weeks and has earned $337.8 million to date.

The Christian Bale-led Western "Hostiles" expanded to more theaters this weekend and took the third-place spot with $10.1 million

The top 15 movies Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," 20th Century Fox, $24,167,011, 3,787 locations, $6,382 average, $24,167,011, 1 Week.

2. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," Sony, $16,144,874, 3,553 locations, $4,544 average, $337,802,077, 6 Weeks.

3. "Hostiles," Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, $10,110,739, 2,816 locations, $3,590 average, $11,958,534, 6 Weeks.

4. "The Greatest Showman," 20th Century Fox, $9,550,367, 2,663 locations, $3,586 average, $126,525,599, 6 Weeks.

5. "The Post," 20th Century Fox, $9,107,141, 2,640 locations, $3,450 average, $58,793,064, 6 Weeks.

6. "12 Strong," Warner Bros., $8,686,066, 3,018 locations, $2,878 average, $29,810,676, 2 Weeks.

7. "Den of Thieves," STX Entertainment, $8,632,808, 2,432 locations, $3,550 average, $28,775,253, 2 Weeks.

8. "The Shape of Water," Fox Searchlight, $5,922,553, 1,854 locations, $3,194 average, $37,901,298, 9 Weeks.

9. "Paddington 2," Warner Bros., $5,668,433, 2,792 locations, $2,030 average, $32,118,849, 3 Weeks.

10. "Padmaavat," Viva Entertainment, $4,430,255, 326 locations, $13,590 average, $4,937,521, 1 Week.

11. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney, $4,254,001, 1,745 locations, $2,438 average, $610,795,822, 7 Weeks.

12. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri," Fox Searchlight, $3,840,684, 1,457 locations, $2,636 average, $37,251,635, 12 Weeks.

13. "Forever My Girl," Roadside Attractions, $3,567,978, 1,424 locations, $2,506 average, $9,127,137, 2 Weeks.

14. "The Commuter," Lionsgate, $3,412,694, 1,811 locations, $1,884 average, $31,389,883, 3 Weeks.
15. "Insidious: The Last Key," Universal, $3,189,055, 1,901 locations, $1,678 average, $63,449,355, 4 Weeks.