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Most Popular Movies 2018

This chart shows the 2018 movie releases that have attracted the most interest on The Numbers web site over the past 24 hours. A share of 100 corresponds to 1 percent of the total views for all 2018 releases.

See also: Domestic Release Schedule for 2018 - Top 2018 Worldwide

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  1
Proud Mary
Proud Mary
Director: Babak Najafi
Lead Roles: Taraji P. Henson as Mary Goodwin
Initial Theatrical Release: January 10th, 2018 (Wide) (Jamaica)
Keywords: Assassination, Hitmen, Woman in a Male Dominated Profession, Boston, Hitman Killing an Innocent Bystander
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$17,120,889
International BO:
$77,894

Synopsis

Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

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  2
Saturday Church

Synopsis

The story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities as “man of the house” after the death of his father. Living alongside his mother, younger brother, and conservative aunt, Ulysses is also struggling with questions about his gender identity. He finds an escape by creating a world of fantasy filled with dance and music. Ulysses’ journey takes a turn for the better when he encounters a vibrant transgender community, who take him to “Saturday Church,” a program for LGBTQ youth. Ulysses manages to keep his two worlds apart; appeasing his aunt and discovering his passion for the NYC ball scene, and voguing, until his double life is revealed. Ulysses must find the courage to be who he truly is, all while risking losing those he cares about most.

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The Commuter
The Commuter
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Lead Roles: Liam Neeson as Michael MacCauley
Initial Theatrical Release: January 11th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Keywords: Organized Crime, Trains, Trapped, Ex-cop
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$26,160,465
International BO:
$18,599,923

Synopsis

Michael is an insurance salesman whose daily commute home quickly becomes anything but routine. After being confronted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is blackmailed into finding the identity of a passenger on his train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, Michael is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.

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Insidious: The Last Key
Insidious: The Last Key
Director: Adam Robitel
Lead Roles: Lin Shaye as Elise Rainier
Initial Theatrical Release: January 3rd, 2018 (Wide), released as La Noche del Demonio La Ultima Llave (Mexico)
Keywords: Supernatural, Hauntings, Haunted House, Screenplay Written By the Star, Prequel, Inbetwequel
Classification: Original Screenplay, Horror, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$59,039,280
International BO:
$68,099,990

Synopsis

Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

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The Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Maze Runner: The Death Cure
Director: James Dashner
Lead Roles: Dylan O’Brien as Thomas, Kaya Scodelario as Teresa Agnes, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt, Dexter Darden as Frypan, Ki Hong Lee as Minho, Rosa Salazar as Brenda
Initial Theatrical Release: January 17th, 2018 (Wide) (South Korea)
Keywords: Post Apocalypse, Zombies, Dystopia, Young Adult Book Adaptation, Development Hell
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Thriller/Suspense, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$15,886,056

Synopsis

Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

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Parchi
Parchi
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Limited) by Atlas Distribution
Keywords: Crime Caper, Money Troubles, Organized Crime, Confidence Men
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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L’ Amant d’ un jour
L’ Amant d’ un jour
Director: Philippe Garrel
Lead Roles: Eric Caravaca as Gilles, Esther Garrel as Jeanne, Louise Chevillotte as Ariane
Initial Theatrical Release: January 5th, 2018 (Wide), released as O Amante de Um Dia (Portugal)
Keywords: Relationships Gone Wrong, Dysfunctional Family, Infidelity, Voiceover/Narration, Suicide Attempt, Depression
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$14,842

Synopsis

After a devastating breakup, the only place twenty-three-year old Jeanne has to stay in Paris is the small flat of her father, Giles. But when Jeanne arrives, she finds that her father’s new girlfriend has moved in too: Arianne, a young woman her own age. Each is looking for their own kind of love in a city filled with possibilities.

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Ang Panday
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
Classification: Based on Folk Tale/Legend/Fairytale, Adventure, Live Action, Fantasy
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$13,035

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Acts of Violence
Acts of Violence
Director: Brett Donowho
Lead Roles: Bruce Willis as Detective James Avery, Cole Hauser as Deklan MacGregor
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Limited) by Lionsgate Premiere
Keywords: Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, Kidnap, Human-Trafficking, Rescue, Corrupt Cops, Government Corruption
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

Three Midwestern brothers, a crime lord, and an incorruptible cop are on a deadly collision course when the youngest brother’s fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers. To save her, the MacGregor boys call on their military training—and the strength of family—to fight the most important battle of their lives.

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10
Arif v 216
Director: Kivanc Baruonu
Initial Theatrical Release: January 5th, 2018 (Wide) (Turkey)
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Science Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$9,951,543

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11
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
Director: Hector Hernandez Vicens
Lead Roles: Johnathon Schaech as Max
Initial Theatrical Release: January 5th, 2018 (Wide) (Russia (CIS))
Keywords: Zombies, Post Apocalypse, Underground, Survivalist
Classification: Remake, Horror, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$59,384

Synopsis

A former med school student is tormented by a dark figure from her past. The only thing is, he’s a half-human, half-zombie hell-bent on destroying her world.

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12
Blame
Blame
Director: Quinn Shephard
Lead Roles: Quinn Shephard as Abigail, Nadia Alexander as Melissa
Initial Theatrical Release: January 5th, 2018 (Limited) by Samuel Goldwyn Films
Keywords: Actors Making Their Directorial Debut, Directing Yourself, Screenplay Written By the Star, High School
Classification: Original Screenplay, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis

It’s the start of a new year at a small suburban high school. Abigail is an outcast who seeks solace in the worlds of the characters she reads about, much to the amusement of her manipulative classmate, Melissa. When an intriguing new drama teacher casts Abigail over Melissa in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail’s confidence blooms, and soon her relationship with Jeremy begins to move beyond just fantasy. Melissa, fueled by vengeful jealousy, begins to spiral out of control and concocts a plot against Abigail. This triggers a chain of events that will come to affect everyone around them, as well as reveal some dark truths.

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13
My Art

Synopsis

Single, New York City artist Ellie Shine is looking to gain inspiration and tranquility as she house-sits for a friend in upstate New York. Accompanied by her lovable handicapped dog, Bing, Ellie comes of age, middle age, in her new surroundings. She turns the adjoining barn into her new workplace, staging elaborate recreations of classic movie scenes, ranging from Some Like it Hot to A Clockwork Orange. Business unexpectedly evolves into possible pleasure when Ellie invites three local men two gardeners and a lawyer to participate in her art. Soon all three men are becoming romantically interested in Ellie, but she remains determined to resist anything that could interrupt her work.

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Memorias del subdesarrollo
Memorias del subdesarrollo
Director: Tomas Gutierrez Alea
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Limited) by Janus Films, released as Memories of Underdevelopment
Keywords: Cuba, Communism, 1960s, Non-Chronological, Voiceover/Narration, Writing and Writers, Falsely Accused
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Historical Fiction

Synopsis

Memories of Underdevelopment is the most widely renowned work in the history of Cuban cinema. Left behind by his wife and family in the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the bourgeois intellectual Sergio passes his days wandering Havana and idly reflecting, his amorous entanglements and political ambivalence gradually giving way to a mounting sense of alienation.

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15
Mukkabaaz
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$21,933

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16
Wu Wen Xi Dong
Director: Fangfang Li
Initial Theatrical Release: January 9th, 2018 (Wide) (China)
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Historical Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$72,480,000

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17
Gnome Alone
Director: Peter Lepeniotis
Initial Theatrical Release: January 5th, 2018 (Wide) (Spain)
Keywords: Good vs. Evil, High School, New Guy/Girl in School
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Adventure, Digital Animation, Kids Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$162,561

Synopsis

Chloe and her mom are moving Again! Forced to move into a decrepit old house filled with garden gnomes. Chloe soon discovers that this house is hiding something terrifyingly big. While home alone after school, Chloe and a nosy neighbor named Liam discover that the gnomes are actually alive! As it turns out, for years the gnomes have been protecting the planet from menacing little monsters called Troggs, who have invaded the house through a portal from another world. When the only solution that will stop the Troggs falls into the wrong hands at school, Chloe and Liam will have to team up with the rag-tag group of gnomes, to fight off the Trogg invasion and save the world!

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18
Vazante

Synopsis

Brazil, 1821. Upon his return to the imposing farmhouse, Antonio, a slave trader, finds out that his wife died in labor. Forced to live in the property with numerous African slaves, he marries his wife’s niece. A restless soul, he returns to his trading expeditions, leaving his young wife behind alone with the slaves.

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19
Humor Me

Synopsis

A once-acclaimed New York playwright, Nate, is struggling to finish his new play when his wife leaves him, taking their son. Desolate, broke and unable to pay the rent, Nate begrudgingly moves in with his widowed father, Bob, in his New Jersey retirement golf community. Bob, always quick with a joke, uses humor to deal with all of life’s challenges, even the death of his beloved wife. It drives Nate crazy. Thinking his son could benefit from some discipline, Bob sends Nate to work for Ellis an older ex-Marine who runs operations at the community. While at work, Nate stumbles on a senior citizen theater troupe staging a musical. Nate agrees to help but quickly realizes it won’t be easy to get these quirky women to cooperate. And one of them, Dee even invites him to dinner to not-so-subtly set him up with her daughter, Allison. Things reach a breaking point when a video of Nate’s earlier play surfaces, opening old wounds between him and Bob. Ultimately, the father and son realize they each have their own forms of storytelling and come to appreciate their differences.

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20
Jai Simha
Director: K.S. Ravikumar
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$5,254

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21
Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game
Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game
Director: Howard Weiner
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Limited) by Gravitas Ventures, released as The Last Poker Game
Keywords: Posthumous Release, Autumn Years, Terminal Illness, Dysfunctional Family, Nurse, Nursing Home
Classification: Original Screenplay, Comedy, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction

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22
Beuys
Beuys
Director: Andres Veiel
Initial Theatrical Release: January 17th, 2018 (Limited) by Kino Lorber
Keywords: Biography, Artists, Performing Arts
Classification: Based on Real Life Events, Documentary, Live Action, Factual

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23
Thaanaa Serndha Koottam
Director: Vignesh Shivan
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$266,429

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24
Sketch
Director: Vijay Chandar
Initial Theatrical Release: January 12th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
Classification: Original Screenplay, Action, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$40,972

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The Leisure Seeker
The Leisure Seeker
Director: Paolo Virzi
Lead Roles: Helen Mirren as Ella, Donald Sutherland as John
Initial Theatrical Release: January 5th, 2018 (Wide) (Netherlands)
Keywords: Road Trip
Classification: Based on Fiction Book/Short Story, Drama, Live Action, Contemporary Fiction
Domestic BO:
$0
International BO:
$246,658

Synopsis

A runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

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