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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ commands $38.8M to top box office

LOS ANGELES

Newcomers such as “Fifty Shades Freed,” “Peter Rabbit” and “The 15:17 to Paris” breathed some fresh life into a marketplace that has for weeks been dominated by “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “The Greatest Showman” and various Oscar contenders. But it’s all just setting the stage for “Black Panther.”

“Fifty Shades Freed” managed to take the top spot on the charts in North American theaters. Universal Pictures estimated Sunday that the final chapter in the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele saga earned $38.8 million over the weekend.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today:

1. “Fifty Shades Freed,” $38.8 million ($98.1 million international).

2. “Peter Rabbit,” $25 million.

3. “The 15:17 to Paris,” $12.6 million ($5.3 million international).

4. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $9.8 million ($7.5 million international).

5. “The Greatest Showman,” $6.4 million ($8.7 million international).

6. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” $6 million ($23.5 million international).

7. “Winchester,” $5.1 million ($860,000 international).

8. “The Post,” $3.5 million ($5.9 million international).

9. “The Shape of Water,” $3 million ($3.1 million international).

10. “Den of Thieves,” $2.9 million ($4.4 million international).

New York attorney general files lawsuit against Weinstein

NEW YORK

New York’s attorney general on Sunday filed a lawsuit against disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Co. after an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

“As alleged in our complaint, The Weinstein Company repeatedly broke New York law by failing to protect its employees from pervasive sexual harassment, intimidation, and discrimination,” state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in court papers.

Schneiderman launched a civil-rights probe into the New York City-based company in October after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades. The company later fired Weinstein.

Associated Press

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