‘Maze Runner’ bumps ‘Jumanji’ from perch; Oscars pics get boost


‘Maze Runner’ bumps ‘Jumanji’ from perch; Oscars pics get boost

LOS ANGELES

“Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like “The Shape of Water,” which had its highest grossing frame with $5.7 million.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Final domestic figures will be released today:

1. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” $23.5 million ($62.6 million international).

2. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $16.4 million ($17.7 million international).

3. “Hostiles,” $10.2 million.

4. “The Greatest Showman,” $9.5 million ($10.1 million international).

5. “The Post,” $8.9 million ($9.4 million international).

Omarosa to appear on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Youngstown native Omarosa Manigault, who left the White House under dramatic circumstances at the tail end of last year, is set to enter the “Celebrity Big Brother” house, The Hollywood Reporter reported Sunday.

Omarosa, memorable from her appearances on NBC’s “The Apprentice” and one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, joined the Trump administration as the director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison. She officially left her post Jan. 20.

“American Pie” actress Shannon Elizabeth, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, “The Cosby Show” actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, Real Housewife Brandi Glanville, UFC light heavyweight champ Chuck Liddell, actors James Maslow and Marissa Winokur, TV personality Ross Matthews and Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez also will be moving into the “Big Brother” house this week.

The newest season of the longtime CBS reality series will air for 13 nights and will serve as counterprogramming to the Winter Olympics.

Combined dispatches

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