'Jumanji' Tops the Box Office for Second Week in a Row


Entertainment Weekly reports that the movie is expected to bring in $27 million this weekend at United States and Canadia theatres, making it No. 1 for two weeks in a row.

It's predicted that the well received Jumanji sequel could gross over $389 million in North America making it one of the highest grossing movies released in 2017. The action-comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has won the first two weekends of 2018 after debuting December 20 in the shadow of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" - and began significantly outperforming forecasts.

Variety reports that Jumanji, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Karen Gillan and funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, is now approaching $300 million domestically and, after grossing $40 million in China this weekend, a worldwide total of $667 million. That, combined with the expectation that 20th Century Fox's musical The Greatest Showman is expected to break $100 million has the studio over the moon.

This Martin Luther King Day weekend, Sony's runaway hit Jumanji topped the box office once again, raking in an impressive $35.4 million dollars. That leaves the year-to-date domestic total at $560 million through Monday - 4.9% ahead of the same point last year, according to comScore.

The fifth weekend of Disney-Lucasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" came in fifth with $15.3 million at 3,090 sites to lift its 32-day total to $595.6 million. The weekends other two new releases, Proud Mary and Paddington 2, started off their box office run in the lower tier of the top 10, debuting in the sixth and eighth position on this week's box office chart.

On the less successful side was The Commuter with Liam Neeson, which opened with $13.4 million.