Entertainment ‘Jumanji’ Takes Top Box Office Spot From ‘Star Wars’

20:22  06 january  2018
20:22  06 january  2018 Source:   thewrap.com

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After three weekends on top of the charts and 5 million grossed domestically, “ Star Wars : The Last Jedi” has ceded the top spot at this weekend’s box office to Sony’s “ Jumanji : Welcome To The Jungle.”

After three weekends on top of the charts and 5 million grossed domestically, “ Star Wars : The Last Jedi” has ceded the top spot at this weekend’s box office to Sony’s “ Jumanji : Welcome To The Jungle.”

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After three weekends on top of the charts and $555 million grossed domestically, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has ceded the top spot at this weekend's box office to Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle."

With kids all now out of school and on winter break this weekend, "Jumanji" has proven to be a magnet for family audiences, who have shown up to see the Dwayne Johnson-fronted action comedy to the tune of $208 million domestic so far and is estimated to add $34 million this weekend from 3,801 screens. It remains to be seen if "Jumanji" can hold that total through the rest of the weekend, as moviegoing might be slowed by the winter storm that has engulfed much of the East Coast. However, a $34 million weekend would come close to matching the $36 million the film made on its first weekend, when numbers were weighed down by the usual lull in traffic on Christmas Eve.

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How Jumanji Took On Star Wars - And Won. 444 Shares. The long-awaited Jumanji sequel snagged second place at the box office (behind Star Wars ) over its opening weekend with a gross of .17 million.

Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle knocked Star Wars : Episode VIII - The Last Jedi from its top spot at the domestic box office on New Year's Day 2018. While the original movie followed protagonists, namely Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst, in the real-world, Jumanji 2 took its players - played by

Meanwhile, "The Last Jedi" may also give up the No. 2 spot to Universal/Blumhouse's new release "Insidious: The Last Key," which made $12.5 million on Friday and is  is currently estimated for a $25 million opening slightly above tracker expectations. That's slightly higher than the $22.6 million opening made by "Insidious: Chapter 3" in summer 2015, but below the $40 million opening made by the series' second installment in September 2013. The film earned a B- on CinemaScore and a 25 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes

"The Last Jedi," which added $6.5 million on its fourth Friday, is currently estimated to make $24-25 million this weekend. Worldwide, the film has made $1.12 billion, but is underperforming in China against popular local fare like "Ex-Files: Return of the Exes."

‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jumanji’ Closing Out 2017 With Box Office Race

  ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jumanji’ Closing Out 2017 With Box Office Race "Jumanji" came within $1 million of "Star Wars" on FridayFive years after Disney bought Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion, box office grosses for "The Force Awakens" ($2.06 billion), "Rogue One" ($1.05 billion) and "The Last Jedi" have matched that amount, not to mention the billions more in merchandising, TV deals, and other ancillary revenue that have come from this new era in the forty-year-old franchise. To this point, "The Last Jedi" is 23 percent ahead of the pace set by "Rogue One" after two weeks in theaters, and 30 percent behind that of "The Force Awakens.

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Feb 04, 2018 · " Jumanji " again took the top spot at the North American box office with an estimated million in ticket sales. 6 million in revenue, but " Jumanji " easily won another box office weekend. “ Star Wars : The Last Jedi” (Disney) was the No.

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