And last but not least, taking the No. 3 spot this week is "The 15:17 to Paris", bringing in an estimated $12.6 million in its debut weekend. "Showman" slid only 17% and has totalled $146.5 million (RM577.3 million). That film opened with $46.6 million.
Meanwhile, two new releases this weekend placed and showed at the box office. Overall year-to-date domestic business as of Sunday is $1.234 billion (RM4.863 billion), down 1.8% from 2017. Fifty Shades Freed Out performs other co releases.
Eric Johnson plays chief villain Jack Hyde in "Fifty Shades Freed, ' which wraps up the 'Fifty Shades" trilogy. The first film in the series, 2015's "Fifty Shades of Grey", brought in a massive 85 million dollars in its opening weekend and grossed more than 166 million dollars in North America and 571 million worldwide in total against a budget of only 40 million dollars.
The audience was a whopping 75 percent female, of which 55 percent were under 30, and 53 percent were white.
"We are exhilarated with the results", said Jim Orr of the franchise's distributor, Universal Pictures.
And the film is set to have a good second week, thanks to Valentine's Day screenings on Wednesday (14Feb18).
Peter Rabbit, a real life/CGI energized film from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, saw an uptick in Saturday business to complete well above late projections.
Sony's CG and live-action update features the voice of James Corden as the rascally rabbit.
In a unique twist, it stars the soldiers themselves - Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos. Judy Greer and Jenna Fischer also star.
Indian comedy Pad Man debuted with $8.9 million in five markets, most of that coming from a number one opening in India with $7.9 million at 2,794 screens. With $365.6 million at the domestic box office and $516.1 million at the foreign box office, the film is Sony's third-biggest movie of all time behind "Spider-Man" and "Spider-Man 2" (domestically) and "Spectre" and "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (globally).
Fox Searchlight's 11th weekend of Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" came in ninth with $3 million (RM11.8 million) at 1,780 sites. The franchise has been enormously profitable for Universal, considering the trio of titles cost a combined $150 million to produce before marketing.