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Jumanji Passes Justice League & Star Wars: The Last Jedi At Box Office


Regarding comparisons to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, obviously Jumanji probably won't beat The Last Jedi's total box office (simply because it's a "Star Wars" movie), but Jumanji has been out performing Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the USA on a day-to-day and a weekend basis.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $125M which was up 5% from a year ago when Hidden Figuresremained in the top spot with $20.8M; but down 13.6% from with 2016 when Ride Along 2 took over the top spot with $35.2M. Last weekend, it moved up to #1 and this past weekend, it will remain there without much competition from any of the new movies. The reboot, starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black, has now been the no. 1 film two weeks running after spending its initial two weeks of release trailing "The Last Jedi". The film follows four teens who find themselves inside the video game world of Jumanji . The film also topped its expected earnings of $13.5 million. Entertainment Weekly reports that the movie is expected to bring in $27 million this weekend at USA and Canadia theatres, making it No. 1 for two weeks in a row. The Pentagon Papers drama starring Meryl Streep as The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee collected approximately $18.6 million. It came in second place for the weekend with an est. It has grossed $27.9 million including the money it made in limited release. By comparison, the action-thriller beat out the $11 million opening of Neeson and Jaume Collet-Serra's last collaboration Run All Night in March of 2015. Proud Mary debuted just behind the bear with an estimated $10M from 2,125 theaters for a per screen average of $4,706.

The fifth weekend of Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with $14.7 million at 3,090 sites is fourth and Fox's fourth weekend of "The Greatest Showman" with $14.5 million at 2,938 screens takes fifth place at the holiday box office. The film is approaching $100 million domestically. Hugh Jackman's musical brought in $11.8 million to raise its Stateside total to $94.5 million. The amount brings its total global sales to $666.1 million.

When The Greatest Showman opened, no one thought it was going to be a profitable venture due to a rough start. The film, originally to be distributed in North America over the Christmas holiday by The Weinstein Co., was sold to Warner Bros. after any association with the disgraced Weinstein Co.co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was deemed toxic for the film.


Welcome to the Jungle earned yet another $27 million this past weekend.

In seventh is Paddington 2 (read our review) with $10.6 million. Internationally, where the pic is beginning its rollout, it racked up a strong opening in Germany, where it ranked No. 2 and took in $2.3 million, and notched a No. 1 opening in The Netherlands, where it grossed another $624,000.

The top 10 was rounded out by Universal's Pitch Perfect 3 with an est. The action-comedy is up to $290.4 million domestically once MLK Day is done and a stellar $673.4 million worldwide.

Falling outside the top 10, Neon's dark comic biopic I, Tonya starring Margot Robbie and Allison Janney, added another $4.2 million over the four-day weekend in 517 theaters with $10.9 million grossed so far.

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