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‘Jumanji’ Is Holding Off ’12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ for Top Box Office Spot

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‘Jumanji’ Is Holding Off ’12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ for Top Box Office Spot
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” will be the No. 1 film at the box office for the third straight weekend, as it is estimated to make $19.9 million from 3,704 locations in its fifth weekend in theaters. That amount would push its domestic total to $316 million, passing “Thor: Ragnarok” as the seventh highest grossing film released in 2017. Dwayne Johnson’s long-running action comedy kept its top spot despite a challenge from this week’s new releases, WB/Alcon’s “12 Strong” and Stx’s “Den of Thieves,” which are finishing second and third, respectively. “12 Strong” is hitting its projection target with an...
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi To Fall Short Of Box Office Expectations

Bursting through one box office record after another, Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi quickly became the highest grossing movie of 2017 – much to the surprise of no one. Currently sitting at $1.27 billion, it’s been a tremendous success by all accounts – well, maybe except for its stumble in China – and the folks at Disney are no doubt very, very happy about it. But it turns out that even after all that, Episode VIII will still fall just short of where initial estimates pegged it at.

If you recall, analysts predicted The Last Jedi to conclude its theatrical run in the $1.6 billion range, which could have made it one of the top 5 highest grossing films of all-time. Now, however, those figures have been revised, with the sequel expected to finish up at $1.3 billion. Sure, that’s not a huge difference, but it is interesting to learn as for the past few weeks,
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Competition Will be Stiff for New Releases With 'Jumanji' Set to Remain #1

Competition Will be Stiff for New Releases With 'Jumanji' Set to Remain #1
This weekend sees Warner Bros.'s 12 Strong and STX's R-rated heist thriller Den of Thieves hitting theaters, both of which are targeting male audiences, which means they'll also have to contend with the NFL conference championship games this Sunday. Additionally, a couple of notable expansions are taking place this weekend along with Roadside's moderate release of Forever My Girl. That being said, all appear as if they'll be settling in behind last weekend's #1 and #2 films, as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Post are expected to hold on to those top two spots. Jumanji topped last weekend's box office after dropping just 24.5%, and this weekend it should continue to hold on rather well. While we're currently anticipating a drop around 32% and a fifth weekend around $19 million, don't be surprised if it hangs on a little better than that. The film should top $315 million domestically by end of day Sunday,
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The Preview Reel: 12 Strong and Den of Thieves

Welcome to the “Preview Reel” column, where we look at this week’s upcoming wide-release movies. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continues its hot streak at the box office, and with two soft contenders entering the ring this week, we don’t see why its reign won’t continue. There’s the based-on-a-true-story war flick 12 Strong and Gerard Butler’s Den of Thieves, neither of which is premiering with much fanfare. Is either of these worthy of the price of admission? Let’s see.

12 Strong

What we are excited about: The cast, no pun intended, is strong. Chris Hemsworth has proven to be good leading man with the “Thor” and “Avenger” franchises, and he has plenty of talent surrounding him too. Michael Shannon, Taylor Sheridan, Michael Pena, and William Fichtner are all great supporting actors. Combine the acting talent with a strong true story, and this has the potential to
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Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign

Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign
As the family-friendly fantasy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle attempts to hang on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, it is facing off against a challenge from 12 Strong, which follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Both films could take in about $15 million or more before the dust settles.

So far, Sony’s Jumanji has proven to be unexpectedly resilient. In both its third and fourth weekends it fell by just 25 percent during each frame. The fall-off is expected to...
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Can Chris Hemsworth’s ’12 Strong’ Keep ‘Jumanji’ From Box Office Three-peat?

Can Chris Hemsworth’s ’12 Strong’ Keep ‘Jumanji’ From Box Office Three-peat?
With Martin Luther King weekend in the rear view mirror, the box office calendar is expected to enter a slower period for the next three weeks before “Fifty Shades Freed” and “Black Panther” rev things up in February. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” is expected to stay No. 1 for a third straight weekend as its long-burning streak of success continues, while Warner Bros./Alcon’s “12 Strong” will challenge Fox’s “The Post” for the No. 2 spot. “12 Strong,” which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with Alcon and Black Label Media, will roll out to 3,002 locations and is expected to have an...
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‘Jumanji’ Surprise!: How The Rock’s Hit Did the Opposite of What Most Blockbusters Do

‘Jumanji’ Surprise!: How The Rock’s Hit Did the Opposite of What Most Blockbusters Do
As “Star Wars” begins to fade out of the box office conversation, the focus now shifts to “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” which has performed beyond many analysts expectations and is now reaching revenue levels equal to that of some superhero films. After four weekends in theaters, the numbers for the sequel to Robin Williams’ 1995 adventure film sit at $291 million domestic and $676 million worldwide, good for eighth and twelfth respectively among all 2017 releases. Later this week, it will pass the $304 million domestic total made by the 2012 James Bond film “Skyfall” and become Sony’s highest...
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is poised for a three-peat at the North American box office this weekend, but will face challenges from Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong” and heist thriller “Den of Thieves.”

Jumanji” is likely to take in between $15 million to $20 million in its fifth frame, which will lift its total domestic take to around $320 million — making the action-comedy one of the top 60 domestic performers of all time, with plenty of drawing power in the weeks to come. International performance for the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle has been impressive with $385 million so far.

12 Strong,” produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, will pose the greater threat, with tracking showing an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations — including Imax, premium large format, and Dolby Cinema. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon.

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a
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Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?

Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?
After opening behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi in its first two weekends at the box office, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has come on strong by winning its next two frames in a row. This blockbuster adventure faces its biggest test yet this weekend, going up against three newcomers, Warner Bros.' 12 Strong, set in the direct aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Stx Entertainment's Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, and Roadside Attractions' Forever My Girl, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. While it certainly may be a close call at the box office this weekend, we're predicting that 12 Strong will barely be able to take down Jumanji with $16.2 million, with Jumanji close behind earning $15.8 million.

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle}, another big hit from The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson), has been posting minimal decreases over the past two weekends,
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Jumanji Swings Past Justice League at the Worldwide Box Office

Sony has found themselves a massive hit with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The movie spent its first couple of weekends trailing The Last Jedi, but it's won two straight weeks at the box office and has crossed a pretty surprising milestone. Jumanj has officially passed Justice League at the global box office. That's surprising for an array of reasons, but it, if anything, proves just how reliable The Rock has become in terms of delivering a hit.

With the Mlk weekend box office added in, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has brought in a grand total of $674.5 million worldwide. That's already a sizable amount more than Warner Bros.' Justice League, which made $654.4 million worldwide during its run. This both indicates how much of a surprise hit the Jumanji sequel has been and how much of a disappointment Justice League was. Especially considering how well Wonder Woman did financially and critically.
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How Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle proved doubters wrong

Simon Brew Jan 16, 2018

It's become a surprise commercial and critical hit - so what has the new Jumanji film got right?

Spoilers lie ahead for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

Over the weekend, I was back at my local multiplex to see the quite wonderful Coco. On the way in, I saw the manager of said picture palace, and we had a bit of a chat. He’s a friendly man, and just the kind of manager you want: always checks that everyone’s okay, is there if anything goes wrong.

He’s also good for a bit of insider chat, too. And we got talking about Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

I don’t think I was alone in inwardly sighing when I first learned of a reboot/sequel to Jumanji. I don’t hold massive affection for the original (although I thought Zathura was great), but still enjoyed it.
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is showing plenty of staying power at the North American box office with an estimated $35.4 million at 3,849 sites, easily winning the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

“Jumanji” will finish the holiday with $291.6 million in 29 days, now ranking as the eighth highest grosser released in 2017. The action-comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has won the first two weekends of 2018 after debuting Dec. 20 in the shadow of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and began significantly outperforming forecasts.

Jumanji” has been the key factor in keeping overall business for the four days solid in the $197 million to $200 million range, up at least $10 million from the 2017 total. 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.

“Jumanji” could win its third straight box office crown during the upcoming weekend when new entries include Warner Bros.’ Afghan war drama “12 Strong,
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‘Jumanji’ Passes ‘Justice League’ at the Box Office, Hunts More Franchises

Though it is now completing its fourth weekend in theaters, Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is performing like a film in its second weekend — with an estimated $35.4 million on Martin Luther King weekend; and on Sunday, the film reached $666 million worldwide, passing the $654 million total made by “Justice League.” But that’s not the only major franchise film that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s latest action film is outperforming. “Jumanji” was able to pass the DC superhero mashup thanks in part to a strong $40 million opening in China this past weekend. The adrenaline-filled but comical tone...
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China box office: 'Jumanji' wins the weekend while 'Star Wars' flops

China box office: 'Jumanji' wins the weekend while 'Star Wars' flops
The Ex-File: The Return Of The Exes stays top of the chart.

Now nearing $300m, The Ex-File: The Return Of The Exes continued to top the Chinese box office in the second week of 2018 (Jan 8-14), while Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle won the weekend.

Source: Sony / Disney

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle / Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Local romance comedy Ex-File 3 (The Return Of The Exes) has further consolidated itself as the year’s first megahit, adding $76.3m for a 17-day total of $293.3m. It has surpassed two 2017 Chinese New Year blockbusters, Kung Fu Yoga and Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back, to become the fifth highest grossing local film of all time and the eighth highest grossing film overall.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle debuted with $42.9m from its three-day opening weekend, ending Ex-File 3’s reign as the No.1 film for 13 straight days. Sony’s adventure sequel was the undisputed top performer for the weekend
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‘Jumanji’ Keeps Offshore Crown, Nears $400M; ‘Last Jedi’ Waltzes Past ‘Beauty’ Worldwide – International Box Office

Update: Major holdovers and expansions, combined with sprinklings of key awards contender releases kept offshore turnstiles clicking to varied offerings this weekend. Leading the action, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle rocked up with another $81M including a $40M start in China, and as it approaches $400M at the international box office. The Jake Kasdan-helmed adventure was No. 1 in 31 offshore markets with strong holds across the board and has swung to $383M…
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' nears $300m in North America (update)

The Post soars in fourth session; Globes champ Three Billboards closing in on $30m.

January 15 Update: A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $35.4m propelled the tally to $291.6m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.

DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $23.4m for $27.9m in the fourth session.

Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $16.4m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number six on a decent $15m in 3,702 venues – the $10.9m three-day portion down 21.4% on the $18.9m January 2015 launch of Paddington through Weinstein/Dimension.

Screen Gems opened the action thriller Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson at number eight on $12m in
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' nears $300m in North America

The Post soars in fourth session; Globes champ Three Billboards closing in on $30m.

A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $27m propelled the tally to $283.2m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.

The adventure smash is expected to gross around $34m over the four-day holiday period.

DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $18.6m for $23.1m in the fourth session. The four-day haul is forecast to come in around $22m.

Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $13.5m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number seven on a decent $10.6m (rising to around $14.5m over four) in 3,702 venues – down 21.4% on the $18.9m
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Jumanji holds off The Post and The Commuter to top Mlk weekend

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle enjoyed a second week atop the Us box office, holding off challenges from Steven Spielberg’s The Post, Liam Neeson actioner The Commuter, and the marmalade and sterling snaffling British blockbuster, Paddington 2.

Sony’s surprise seasonal smash-hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle earned another estimated $27m, pushing its total towards the $300 million mark. Bonus points were also earned from the film’s opening in China, where it debuted with $40 million, for a worldwide cume of $667 million.

Hoping to make it ‘game over’ for Jumanji was the wide expansion of critically acclaimed Pentagon Papers drama The Post. Steven Spielberg’s potential Oscar botherer raked in an estimated $18.6 million for a second place finish.

This meant that Lionsgate’s Liam Neeson on a train thriller The Commuter (read our review here) had to settle for third, delivering $13.45 million, which is about on-par with the actor’s
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Tops China Box Office With $40 Million

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Tops China Box Office With $40 Million
Sony’s action-comedy “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has launched in first place in China with a solid $40 million, topping the third weekend of local hit “The Ex-File: The Return of the Exes.”

The China launch for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” also came in 39% above last weekend’s $28 million opening of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” China has proven to be a tough market for “The Last Jedi” with only $38.8 million after two weeks — the only real disappointment so far for the Star Wars film, which has hit an impressive $673.4 million in international box office.

Thanks to the Chinese launch, “Jumanji” dominated the weekend internationally with $81 million at abut 32,000 screens in 93 markets to win that title for the third time — pushing its international total to $383 million. The Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle, a sequel to 1995’s Robin Williams hit, has won the domestic box office on back-to-back weekends and has a worldwide total of $667 million
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' storms China on $40m

'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' storms China on $40m
Star Wars: The Last Jedi becomes tenth biggest global release; Darkest Hour rules UK with thunderous bow.

An estimated $40m debut in China helped Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle retain its international box office crown with ease as $81m propelled the running total to $383m and $667m worldwide.

Elsewhere, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has overtaken Beauty And The Beast to become the tenth highest global release of all time and the top 2017 global release as $30.3m boosted the running total to $1.265bn compared to Beauty’s $1.264bn. Working Title’s Darkest Hour rules the waves in the UK with a thunderous $5.8m debut.

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Jumanji’s China bow has amassed more than The Last Jedi has grossed in the same territory in its first week, and elevated the Asian score to $113.1m, assisted by an impressive $2.3m debut in the Philippines, and a $2.9m second-weekend hold in South Korea that boosted the tally there
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