1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $20 million2. 12 Strong - $16.5 million3. Den of Thieves - $15.3 million4. The Post - $12.2 million5. The Greatest Showman - $11 million
For a third straight weekend, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was the number-one movie in North America. The action flick earned $20 million, raising its total to $317 million.
The war drama 12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth, opened in second with $16.5 million, while the crime drama Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, premiered in third with $15.3 million.
The Post dropped from second to fourth with $12.2 million.
The Greatest Showman went from fourth to fifth with $11 million.
And the romance Forever My Girl opened in 10th with $4.7 million.
*Darren Criss is getting married. The star of American Crime Story broke the news on Instagram, writing, “Mia [Swier] and I have had seven and a half years of fun, wacky, wonderful, CRAZY adventures together. And I’m happy to announce that we’re kicking those adventures up a notch. We’re goin for it. To boldly go where neither of us have gone before. Engage.”
*Paul Bettany is in talks to play Prince Philip on the third season of The Crown, Variety reports. He'd replace Matt Smith, who has played the royal in the first two seasons.
*Dorothy Malone, the Oscar-winning star of Written on the Wind and Peyton Place, has died at 92.
*Tom Petty - his death was due to an accidental drug overdose of a variety of pain medications. An autopsy for the singer showed that he had taken several medications — including patches for the opioid Fentanyl, his family said in a statement on Friday. Petty was prescribed the meds due to his emphysema and a fractured hip. “Despite this painful injury he insisted on keeping his commitment to his fans and he toured for 53 dates with a fractured hip and, as he did, it worsened to a more serious injury,” the family said on Facebook.
*Ed Sheeran - and his longtime girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are now engaged. The singer/songwriter, 26, posted an Instagram picture on Saturday of himself with his arms around the 25-year-old accountant, Cherry, as he kissed her on the cheek. He then captioned the snap: “Got myself a fiancé just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx” The Suffolk born pair have been dating since mid 2015, but met years before at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, where the he is believed to have had a crush on his classmate.
We haven't heard much from Adele lately, but she took to Instagram this weekend to express her feelings about participating in the L.A. Women's March on Saturday.
Under a picture of her with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lawrence, Adele wrote: "The most influential people in my life have always been women. My family, my friends, my teachers, my colleagues, and my idols. I am obsessed with all the women in my life. I adore them and need them more and more every day. I am so grateful to be a woman, I wouldn't change it for the world.
"I hope I'm not only defined by my gender though. I hope I'm defined by my input to the world, my ability to love and to have empathy. To raise my son to be a a good man alongside the good man who loves me for everything I am and am not. I want what's best for people, I think we all do. We just can't agree on what that is. Power to the peaceful, power to the people."
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, This Is Us, Veep and Big Little Lies were the big winners at the SAG Awards on Sunday night.
The show put the spotlight on women, with nearly all female presenters and Kristen Bell serving as the ceremony's first-ever host.
Morgan Freeman received the Life Achievement Award.
- On the red carpet, Alison Brie defended her brother-in-law James Franco, who's been accused of sexual misconduct. (She's marred to Dave Franco.) Alison told E!'s Giuliana Rancic, “I think that above all, what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and you know, does have the right to speak out and come forward. I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s come forward is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information. But of course now is the time for listening and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”
- As expected, James Franco, who skipped last week’s Critic’s Choice Award, showed up at Sunday's SAG Awards -- his first public appearance since the allegations went public.
- Morgan Freeman closed his speech by saying, "I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue. It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender specific … Maybe I started something.”
- Sterling K. Brown's victory marks the first time a black actor has won the category (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series).
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: This Is Us
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Claire Foy, The Crown
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Veep
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy, Shameless
- Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: Game of Thrones
- Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Wonder Woman