Rounding out the top five, Entertainment Studio Motion Pictures' western "Hostiles" (now in its second wide-release weekend and seventh weekend overall) added 118 locations and $5.5 million in earnings, a 45 percent decline, for a cumulative $21.2 million.
Among Academy Award contenders, Fox Searchlight's "The Shape of Water" -- which is nominated for 13 Oscars and took the top prize at the weekend's Directors Guild of America awards -- added 487 theaters and $4.3 million in earnings. Although it saw a 27 percent decline from the previous weekend, the romantic fantasy boosted its cumulative earnings to $44.6 million.
Fox Searchlight also added 269 engagements to seven-time Oscar nominee and SAG ensemble award winner "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," which took in $3 million (a modest 21 percent decline) for a cumulative $41.8 million.
Neon's "I, Tonya" (up for three Oscars) added 490 theaters and $2.5 million to its earnings, slipping just 16 percent from the previous weekend for a cumulative $22.6 million.
In limited release, Sony Pictures Classics' "A Fantastic Woman" opened in five theaters and earned $70,978, for a respectable per-screen average of $14,196. The picture, which premiered at last year's Berlin film festival and scored a prize for its screenplay, is nominated in the foreign language movie category at this year's Oscars.
This weekend, Universal drops the trilogy-ending "Fifty Shades Freed," Warner Bros. opens Clint Eastwood's fact-based drama "The 15:17 to Paris," and Sony/Columbia premieres the family-friendly "Peter Rabbit."
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