"Jumanji" still king of the box office jungle

"Jumanji" still king of the box office jungle

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" has brought in a massive 283.17 million dollars in total in North American theatres to date since opening on December 20, according to the studio figures collected by comScore. The circus musical looked like it wasn't going to stick around at the box office after a $14 million four-day opening on Christmas weekend, but it has shown remarkable legs and will pass the $100 million mark this coming week.

The New York Times reports that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has topped the box office for the second week in a row.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has grossed a whopping $666.17 million on the worldwide box-office! It was nominated for five Golden Globes, but didn't win any.

Fox has been slowly rolling out the Oscar contender to build word-of-mouth, and is hoping for attention from the Academy Awards to give it a long tail.

"The Post" opened on December 22 and had taken in just $4.3 million in sales heading into the weekend, including $1.7 million during January 5-7.


Leading new releases this weekend is Lionsgate's "The Commuter", which hit independent tracker expectations with an estimated $15 million four-day start. The movie still has a way to go to break even, given a production budget estimated $50 million by Box Office Mojo and the usual marketing costs. Meanwhile, the Hugh Jackman vehicle, The Greatest Showman held onto the fourth spot, bringing in $15.3 million to raise its four-week total to $98.4 million.

The Neeson thriller "The Commuter" debuted with $13.5 million. The film split critics, with 54 percent delivering positive reviews.

PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

Chinese historical drama Forever Young (not to be confused with a 2015 film with the exact same title) opened in third place on the local charts, earning $21.4 million.

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