Box Office Report: ‘Jumanji’ holds strong as ‘The Post’ expands wide
In its fourth weekend of release, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle topped the box office with an estimated $27.035 million. The film has traversed a bizarre path, opening in December with $36.169 million, jumping up the following weekend to $50.051 million, falling only 25.6% to $37.233 million in its third weekend before dropping another minuscule 27.4% this weekend. Even with the holiday break, the numbers are absolutely outstanding, especially its past two weekends as normal fall off usually hits between 40%-65%. Jumanji currently sits at $283.17 million from the US and Canada, making it the 8th largest domestic grosser released in 2017. With further success, it could even pass Thor: Ragnarok at $313 million.
The Post took second place with an estimated $18.6 million after three weekends in limited release, which is an expectedly plentiful expansion considering the involved talent of Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. The film made roughly $4.5 million and now has a domestic total of $23.089 million. It is expected to earn multiple Oscar nominations next week.
In third was the Liam Neeson action film The Commuter, earning approximately $13.45 million. The reviews have been subpar, but, as a January opening, the film should ultimately find success.
As horror films tend to, Insidious: The Last Key held strong with a take of $12.135 million. Worldwide, the film has made $92.575 million on a $10 million budget, turning a massive profit.
The Greatest Showman has stuck in the area of $10 million each of its four weekends of release, seemingly put off by those visiting Jumanji or Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But with its $11.8 million weekend for a worldwide total of $194.673 million, the Hugh Jackman musical has likely crossed even off of an $84 million budget.
Speaking of The Last Jedi, the eight Star Wars episode pushed closer to becoming the sixth film to ever cross $600 million domestically after its $11.275 million earnings this past weekend. While the film is lagging behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it is still one of the most financially successful films of all time.
*All weekend numbers are domestic, meaning that they’re from theaters in the US and Canada, and are also estimates, reported by Box Office Mojo, with actuals coming out in the next few days.*
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