Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle conquers box office kingdom

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle beat out Star Wars: The Last Jedi to win the first weekend of 2018. This wasn’t entirely unexpected as Jumanji has been closing in on Episode 8 for days.

In its third week, Jumanji has brought in $244 million. That’s good enough for the 10th highest grossing spot of 2017. Trailing Despicable Me 3 by only $20 million, Jumanji won’t be done moving up the charts.

Maybe the bigger surprise was that Jumanji wasn’t the only film to surpass Rey and company. Insidious: The Last Key scared up enough interest to earn $29.2 million. That’s the second best opening for the franchise trailing only Insidious: Chapter 2 ($40.2 million). As always the series continues to be one of the most profitable in Hollywood. With a $10 million budget, The Last Key has already made a profit.

The Last Jedi fell to third place with $23.5 million. That adds on to its 2017 highest grossing $572 million in just four weeks. It now trails Marvel’s The Avengers by $51 million for the sixth spot on the all-time domestic list. At $1,205 billion, Last Jedi is now No. 13 and riding on the worldwide list.

At No. 4, The Greatest Showman brought in another $13.8 million to take its total gross to $75.9 million. That’s still under the film’s $84 million budget.

Pitch Perfect 3 wraps up the Top 5 with $10.2 million to move up to $85.9 million in three weeks. That puts it just under $100 million behind the breakout success of Pitch Perfect 2 at $184.2 million.

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures
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