'Jumanji' Rolls For Third Box Office Victory

Carla Harmon
January 22, 2018

Jumanji was also the repeat victor overseas, where it earned another $32.6 million for a foreign tally of $450.8 million and global cume of $767.8 million. The movie is based on Doug Stanton's 2009 bestseller "Horse Soldiers", which centers on Central Intelligence Agency paramilitary operations officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks.

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. Realistically, the major competition is the patriotic and Jerry Bruckheimer-produced 12 Strong, a film that tells the story of U.S. Special Forces being sent to fight in Afghanistan right after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.

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

12 Strong and Den of Thieves played particularly well among older males. Den of Thievesreceived a B+ CinemaScore.

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

"Forever My Girl", starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, cracked the top 10 with nearly $4 million from 1,115 North American locations.

Steven Spielberg's The Post came 4th with $12.2-M from 2,851 theaters for an early domestic total of $45.2-M. The pic is among a flurry of titles hoping to land top Oscar nominations when they are announced Tuesday morning.

Internationally, there aren't detailed figures for The Post just yet, but the film has a $9.9m overseas cume for a $55.09m global total. The P.T. Barnum biopic, starring Hugh Jackman, started out slow over the year-end holidays, but has since made up ground.

In fourth, Fox's The Post printed $12.15 million (-37.2%) in its second weekend of nationwide release. The Sony Pictures release added another $20 million its fifth weekend to remain in first place a third-straight weekend.

Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi topped the $600-M mark domestically after earning another $6.6-M at the weekend.

The film, starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, brought in $20.0 million this weekend for a grand total of over $316 million since it opened five weeks ago!

Focus' Darkest Hour earned another $3.1-M from 1,341 theaters for a domestic take of $41.1-M and global box office of $77.8-M. While we're now 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. Updated with foreign returns.

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