Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continues to rule the box office charts, earning another meaty $20 million this week to push aside the competition.
It has been five weeks since the second installment in the franchise opened up in theaters worldwide but fans are still queueing up in hordes. The strong numbers suggest that the movie will likely be enjoying its stay at the top for a few more weeks before simmering down.
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $20,040,000
- 12 Strong – $16,500,000
- Den of Thieves – $15,320,000
- The Post – $12,150,000
- The Greatest Showman – $11,000,000
- Paddington 2 – $8,240,000
- The Commuter – $6,685,000
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $6,566,000
- Insidious: The Last Key – $5,945,000
- Forever My Girl – $4,703,070
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was supposed to be the big winner last month but the highly anticipated sequel in the saga has only been pushed further down in the box office charts. Sony has clearly found itself an actual franchise and must be already in talks with the right people to bring back the enchanted board-game for a third time.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has raked in more than $316 million worldwide in total and was the seventh-highest earning movie last year. It has also become the second-highest grosser for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who joins forces with comedian and good friend Kevin Hart. The rest of the amazing cast features Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Nick Jonas.
The first Jumanji, starring the late Robin Williams, earned $262 million in the box office more than two decades ago. It brought elements from the jungle to the city but the sequel draws the audiences right into that very jungle setting. The game must be beat if everyone wants to return to the real world.