"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" repeats at #1 during MLK weekend with $27 million
Frank Masi – ©2016 CTMG/Sony Pictures Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle topped the box office for the second straight week with an estimated $27 million dollars from Friday through Sunday. The number is expected to increase to about $34 million over the four-day Martin Luther King weekend.
Steven Spielberg’s The Post — starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep — grabbed second place with an estimated $18.6 million over the three-day after expanding nationwide. Its total through Monday is expected to surpass $22 million.
Liam Neeson’s The Commuter bowed in third place with an estimated $13.45 million three-day total, which should swell to around $16 million over the after the Monday holiday.
Fourth place belonged to Insidious: The Last Key, with an estimated $12.1 million over the three-day, and a chance to finish near $14 million through Monday.
Rounding out the top five was The Greatest Showman, delivering an estimated $11.8 million from Friday through Sunday and around $14 million over the four-day.
Besides delivering an estimated $11.27 million for the three-day weekend, with expectations of about $14.7 million over the four-day, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi will top $1.265 billion worldwide, overtaking Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the 10th largest worldwide release of all-time. Lucasfilm and ABC are owned by Disney.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:
1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $27 million
2. The Post, $18.6 million
3. The Commuter, $13.45 million
4. Insidious: The Last Key, $12.1 million
5. The Greatest Showman, $11.8 million
6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, $11.27 million
7. Paddington 2, $10.6 million
8. Proud Mary, $10 million
9. Pitch Perfect 3, $5.65 million
10. Darkest Hour, $4.5 million
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