JUMANJI moves past JEDI for #1 Spot

Monday , 8, January 2018 Leave a comment

Lin Shaye in INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY. Courtesy Universal.

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE has not matched the numbers generated by STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, but it has easily proven to be the Christmas season’s second biggest success. This weekend, it once again moved past JEDI in the box office standings, earning the #1 spot with $36 million. That’s a drop of only 28%, indicating that word of mouth is proving to be extremely favorable.

January is a typical month for horror titles, and Universal/Blumhouse’s INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY continues that collaboration’s winning streak. Despite being the fourth entry in that serious, audiences are clearly still interested as the picture generated $29 million, nearly three times its production cost. However, the B- Cinemascore suggests it will still exit multiplexes in about the same time as most horror sequels.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI landed in third with $23.5 million. While the movie has passed the $1 billion mark worldwide, a lackluster $28.7 million debut in China still comes as a disappointment to the Mouse House.

Critics hated it, but audiences are still going to see THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, which sold $13.8 million in tickets for a $75 million domestic total thus far. Two of the season’s underperformers, PITCH PERFECT 3 and FERDINAND, followed in 5th and 6th, while STX’s expansion of MOLLY’S GAME placed 7th with a solid $7 million. Sony’s ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD now officially earns the title of biggest holiday season flop with a 10th place showing and a mere $20 million after two weeks.

Some notable openers next weekend, including the annual Liam Neeson January action pic (THE COMMUTER), PROUD MARY, and PADDINGTON 2 (which changed hands from the beleaguered Weinstein Company to Warner Brothers), plus expansions of Steven Spielberg’s THE POST, I, TONYA, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s THE PHANTOM THREAD.

Data courtesy Box Office Mojo.

This week’s featured trailer: INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

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