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The film's $25 million opening hopped into second place, which it's likely to hold through next week's "Black Panther" opening and the unhealthy decline of "Fifty Shades". A reconstruction of the 2015 effort by Ayoub el Khazzani to kill passengers aboard a European train - thwarted by vacationing US servicemen - "The 15:17 to Paris" collected about $12.6 million, Eastwood's lowest wide-release opening result since "J".

The movie, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, stormed to the top of the North American box office with $38.6 million (GBP27.9 million) over the weekend (09-11Feb18). The first, "Fifty Shades of Grey", opened in 2015 with $85 million domestically before grossing $571 million globally. The film features voice roles played by James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, and Elizabeth Debicki, and live action roles played by Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and Sam Neill.

Although author E. L. James has followed up the first two books with Grey and Darker, which tell the same story from Christian's point of view, and is working on the final installment, there are no plans for another film. In an unusual twist, the American men, Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos, play themselves in the film.

Clint Eastwood had a tougher weekend with "The 15:17 to Paris".

Maze Runner: The Death Cure ($6 million), Winchester ($5.1 million) and Den of Thieves ($2.9 million) round out the top ten. The finale of the dystopian trilogy has taken in US$49 million in 17 days.

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Indeed, "Paris" studio Warner Bros. tried just last month with "12 Strong", which is still playing in 1,901 theaters and earned $2.7 million this weekend, good for 11th place.

"Showman", in fifth this week with an estimated $6.4 million, also held on to most of last weekend's business, with a drop of just 17 percent.

Fourth-place on the domestic charts will go to "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", now in its eighth-week in theaters.

Indian comedy "PadMan" debuted with $8.9 million in five markets, most of that coming from a number one opening in India with $7.9 million. To date, Hugh Jackman's $84 million musical has grossed $146.5 million domestically and $167.7 million overseas, giving it a worldwide total of $314.2 million. It's in the top 20 of all February openings ever and the top 50 of all R-rated debuts in history.

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