The final installment in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, "Fifty Shades Freed," topped the North American box office this weekend with $38.6 million — the lowest opening of the three films.
Newcomers occupied the top three spots, with Sony's family pic "Peter Rabbit" in second place with $25 million and Warner Bros.' true-life story "The 15:17 to Paris" taking third with $12.6 million.
Rounding out the top five were especially strong holdovers, both in their eighth week in theaters, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," in fourth with $10 million, and "The Greatest Showman" in fifth with $6.4 million.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters 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:
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
FILE - In a Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Jamie Dornan, left, and Dakota Johnson pose during a photocall for the world premiere of 'Fifty Shades Freed - 50 Nuances Plus Claires' at Salle Pleyel in Paris. “Fifty Shades Freed” has topped the North American box office in its first weekend in theaters. Universal Pictures estimates Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 that the final chapter in the Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele saga has earned $38.8 million, which is down significantly from the first film’s $85.2 million debut and the sequel’s $46.6 million opening.
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