Weekend Box Office

Box Office: Game Not Over for Jumanji Which Smashes $750M Global

Audiences from coast to coast powered the adventure comedy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to number one for the third consecutive week

by | January 21, 2018 | Comments

Audiences from coast to coast powered the adventure comedy Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to number one for the third consecutive frame helping the Sony blockbuster smash $750M at the global box office. The PG-13 juggernaut dropped only 29% in its fifth weekend in North America grossing an estimated $20M propelling the cume to an incredible $317M. It is now the studio’s biggest hit ever outside of Spider-Man movies having surpassed Skyfalls $304.4M this weekend.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black, Jumanji has displayed formidable stamina over the past month and has taken the top spot every weekend in 2018 so far. It will soon pass Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming to become the fifth biggest domestic blockbuster from 2017 and could finish in the neighborhood of $375M shattering every industry expectation.

Movie fans around the world have been flocking to Jumanji which saw its international total climb to $450.8M this weekend putting global at $767.8M and counting. China is the top market overseas with $65.8M in ten days, although the second weekend suffered a sharp 81% nosedive. Japan is the final market and will open in April. Overall, worldwide love for this fun thrill ride should push the global haul soaring past the $900M mark in the end which would beat all six big super hero films from last year.

Two Hollywood hunks fought over the number two spot with their new action movies but Chris Hemsworth edged ahead with his military thriller 12 Strong which debuted to an estimated $16.5M from 3,002 theaters for a $5,496 average. Warner Bros. saw mixed reviews and skewed to an older male audience. The CinemaScore grade was a promising A.

Gerard Butler’s new heist thriller Den of Thieves bowed in third with an estimated $15.3M from 2,432 locations for a solid $6,301 average. Critics were not fans of the STX release but audiences were generally pleased as the CinemaScore was a good B+. Given all the action competition right now, the performance was commendable.

Fox followed with a pair of star-driven hits. The Post with Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks dropped 37% to an estimated $12.2M for a new cume of $45.2M. The Steven Spielberg film is anticipating a handful of Oscar nominations on Tuesday which will help prolong its box office life over the coming weeks.

Hugh Jackman has been displaying the best legs of any Hollywood star this winter with the hit musical The Greatest Showman which eased only 12% to an estimated $11M as the PG-rated film has spent all five of its weeks in the Top 5. The total is now $113.5M heading to $150M or more which will make it the top grossing film of the actor’s career outside of his Wolverine roles. Any Academy Award nominations in craft and music departments would help keep it going too. With another $118M to date overseas, global now stands at $231.5M with much more to come.

The well-reviewed kidpic Paddington 2 followed with an estimated $8.2M, off just 25% in its second round, for a sum of $25M for Warner Bros. Lionsgate saw its Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter slide 51% to an estimated $6.7M in its sophomore frame for a $25.7M total to date.

The Luke Skywalker saga Star Wars: The Last Jedi broke the $600M mark at the domestic box office this weekend, only the sixth film of all-time to do it. Down 45%, the Disney release grossed an estimated $6.6M lifting the cume to $604.3M. The overseas release is winding down now as sales in China have eroded quickly with a cume of $40.6M after 17 days there which does not break the top five of all international markets on this movie. Its final tally in that country is likely to finish 35% below Rogue One and a disturbing 64% below The Force Awakens.

Still, the current run for Last Jedi has been huge with the total overseas tally now $692M and global just shy of $1.3 billion ranking number nine all-time. Final global box office should end at about $1.35 billion representing a 35% fall from the $2.07 billion of Force Awakens from two years earlier. Episode IX is set to conclude the current trilogy and is slated for release on December 20 of 2019.

Horror hit Insidious: The Last Key took ninth place with an estimated $5.9M, down 53%, for a cume of $58.7M for Universal. The new romance Forever My Girl rounded out the top ten with a debut of an estimated $4.7M from 1,115 theaters for a moderate $4,218 average for Roadside Attractions. Reviews were poor but those who showed up have been liking it.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $107.1M which was down 11% from last year when Split opened at number one with $40M; but up 12% from 2016 when The Revenant took over the top spot with $16M.

Get earlier box office updates and analysis by following BoxOfficeGuru.com on Twitter.

Tag Cloud

ABC Family what to watch Star Trek movie The Witch Marvel Television game of thrones new york Black History Month Red Carpet foreign die hard documentary free movies spanish Year in Review Sci-Fi Epix blockbuster GoT Stephen King dramedy Disney Star Wars blockbusters Disney+ Disney Plus zero dark thirty Ovation dexter Set visit Video Games The Walt Disney Company Biopics Apple TV Plus twilight rt labs Tokyo Olympics Spectrum Originals AMC Opinion science fiction video Ghostbusters NBA boxing Certified Fresh hist mockumentary nfl Animation children's TV concert japanese marvel cinematic universe trailers japan indiana jones boxoffice rotten Lifetime Christmas movies finale asian-american true crime green book Wes Anderson Music young adult natural history comic book movie Box Office cooking fresh 2021 Country miniseries james bond comic books FX HBO Go Musicals Sneak Peek El Rey Binge Guide christmas movies Super Bowl 2016 dogs award winner anime WarnerMedia transformers cinemax discovery golden globe awards live action obituary stop motion a nightmare on elm street Marvel mcc renewed TV shows Netflix 24 frames Mudbound Apple TV+ cops nbcuniversal BBC One Walt Disney Pictures period drama LGBTQ Cannes Britbox king kong LGBT CMT Lionsgate thriller adventure harry potter based on movie MCU YA MTV versus Legendary godzilla doctor who dragons Awards revenge comedies Ellie Kemper Comics on TV book Martial Arts marvel comics elevated horror name the review ABC football adenture supernatural 73rd Emmy Awards movies slashers worst Polls and Games Disney Channel dc child's play Funimation CBS All Access Tomatazos NYCC Comic Book spider-man Fox Searchlight toy story Cartoon Network 93rd Oscars Brie Larson cults Academy Awards spanish language popular Sundance Now latino Holidays toronto See It Skip It Pop TLC parents crime vampires Chernobyl Kids & Family Election E3 DC Comics Tarantino Elton John Amazon Prime Video blaxploitation Shudder women target sports DirecTV Tumblr video on demand TIFF pirates of the caribbean series 71st Emmy Awards werewolf cancelled television Pride Month romantic comedy Vudu Mary Poppins Returns First Look hollywood black ESPN Countdown Disney Plus Lucasfilm international Women's History Month Food Network comic spinoff mission: impossible 1990s slasher Lifetime psychological thriller Premiere Dates adaptation Masterpiece Spike Dark Horse Comics Mystery 2015 sequels SXSW Hallmark Christmas movies Emmy Nominations Christmas FOX Thanksgiving Drama Avengers criterion fast and furious book adaptation VICE social media Heroines reviews TV Land canceled TV shows stoner E! canceled cars news anthology SundanceTV Chilling Adventures of Sabrina gangster mutant dark cancelled game show 007 MSNBC talk show Freeform Crackle Trailer Song of Ice and Fire ratings Crunchyroll aliens President Rocky animated Film Festival comiccon The Purge 21st Century Fox BBC SDCC dceu archives Fantasy indie superman Family olympics best Teen 90s Reality Competition Disney streaming service Hulu all-time Creative Arts Emmys Shondaland Writers Guild of America stand-up comedy witnail Universal Emmys unscripted New York Comic Con Spring TV Hallmark Marathons directors First Reviews reboot rt labs critics edition critics ViacomCBS sequel Discovery Channel biography spy thriller crossover Acorn TV screenings razzies hispanic TV renewals Peacock breaking bad nature Action heist movie politics Image Comics police drama biopic sag awards Fox News classics BET Adult Swim lord of the rings Broadway 2019 cancelled TV series BBC America teaser TCA Awards TV cartoon basketball zombies scene in color Fall TV Nominations TCM strong female leads Marvel Studios richard e. Grant TruTV IFC chucky OWN scorecard theme song political drama Hear Us Out Infographic documentaries legend YouTube Red Sundance rt archives TCA 2017 ghosts American Society of Cinematographers superhero new zealand Alien Comic-Con@Home 2021 jamie lee curtis travel crime drama Pop TV batman serial killer 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards television satire franchise crime thriller USA Network YouTube BAFTA Superheroes Amazon Prime TBS USA 45 Baby Yoda Logo ID VH1 Mary poppins Netflix Christmas movies Character Guide Amazon Studios Extras The CW Amazon quibi Captain marvel spain comics films halloween Travel Channel Holiday GIFs Tubi A24 technology Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt DC Universe debate disaster Western screen actors guild streaming National Geographic jurassic park Quiz wonder woman BET Awards universal monsters Pet Sematary know your critic kids Photos diversity Black Mirror binge independent PBS Columbia Pictures halloween tv saw sitcom Esquire Warner Bros. Turner Rocketman tv talk PlayStation Schedule Podcast rotten movies we love Pirates hispanic heritage month docuseries Endgame TCA Winter 2020 Starz The Arrangement feel good Nickelodeon FX on Hulu Best and Worst cancelled TV shows remakes Musical emmy awards italian Oscars historical drama Mindy Kaling TNT high school Syfy RT History golden globes RT21 Reality Anna Paquin australia Trivia Rom-Com space Comedy Central Nat Geo CBS Paramount Network war The Walking Dead 20th Century Fox Turner Classic Movies The Academy 72 Emmy Awards IFC Films prank new star wars movies zombie Interview royal family justice league telelvision king arthur Paramount Superheroe Summer critic resources WGN south america venice 4/20 DGA CNN ABC Signature Sony Pictures streaming movies Comedy robots action-comedy joker TCA Trophy Talk laika Winter TV medical drama comic book movies A&E GLAAD romance San Diego Comic-Con Awards Tour DC streaming service psycho PaleyFest History NBC APB Mary Tyler Moore Rock kong suspense Television Critics Association FXX Television Academy deadpool Classic Film Horror Cosplay Pixar Sundance TV Apple 99% 2018 TV movies docudrama Pacific Islander Bravo hidden camera french 2020 aapi festival YouTube Premium Grammys VOD casting Arrowverse monster movies facebook posters Calendar festivals cats TV One CW Seed singing competition Winners Toys kaiju Valentine's Day 2017 X-Men Film rom-coms Exclusive Video HBO composers ITV Watching Series scary movies Paramount Plus OneApp worst movies Showtime HBO Max