Teays Valley product AJ Blankenship can now claim part of a historical box office record. As per Box Office website, www.boxofficemojo.com, the Hugh Jackman-led film has claimed the record for smallest 2nd weekend drop (or rather increase), for any movie since tracking began 1982 among wide (3,000 theater) releases.
As per BOM, The Greatest Showman saw a 76.6% increase from its opening weekend of $8.8 million USD. The film beat out previous record holder Cheaper by the Dozen 2 in claiming the record, which was also held by a late-December release. Fellow 2017 film Jumanji also is featured in the top-5 which was shaken up by both movies achieving incredible receipts in the wake of Disney’s “The Last Jedi” which saw a 26% decrease over the same time period.
The movie, which released on December 20th, was “inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.”