Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle tops weekend box office again


Sony's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" continued to lead the North American box office for a third weekend in a row with an estimated 20.04 million USA dollars, pushing its total in North America to an impressive 316.98 million dollars through Sunday.

20th Century Fox's political thriller film "The Post" landed in fourth place with an estimated 12.15 million dollars in its fifth weekend but the second wide expansion weekend.

Warner Bros.' Afghan war drama "12 Strong" opened in second place with an estimated 16.5 million dollars.

" "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" continues to dominate the marketplace with a summer style film that is seemingly unbeatable in this typically less competitive January box office environment", said movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore.

Arriving 22 years after the original Jumanji movie, Welcome to the Jungle has received generally positive reviews and an A-minus CinemaScore.

The Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. release, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña and Trevante Rhodes, resonated particularly with older moviegoers, with almost 80% of the audience over the age of 25. "Everywhere there's a military market - in the South, the West, the Midwest - you just see those areas bubble to the top".

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Gritty heist thriller "Den of Thieves" from STX Films was third on the list in its debut weekend, with $15.3 million. It has taken in $113.5 million in five weeks.

And rounding out the top five were two holdovers: director Steven Spielberg's journalism drama, The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, with $12 million, and the musical drama, The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, with $11 million.

If that number holds, the film will be up to $316 million domestically, beating out Thor: Ragnarok for the seventh highest grossing film of 2017.

Forever My Girl, via Roadside Attractions, was panned by critics, securing only 19% positive reviews.

Skating into almost 800 theaters, the Tonya Harding dramedy "I, Tonya" took in $3 million, while the high-stakes-poker drama "Molly's Game" earned $1.7 million and the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film "Call Me By Your Name" pulled in $1.5 million. The Disney and Lucasfilm blockbuster fell to No. 7 in its sixth week in theaters making $6.6 million.