"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" blasts "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" out of first place with $36 million weekend

Posted on: January 8th, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Frank Masi – ©2016 CTMG/Sony Pictures Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is the new box office champ, knocking Star Wars: The Last Jedi out of first place with an estimated $36 million weekend. That brings its three-week total to $244 million stateside.

Welcome to the Jungle also has earned $275 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $519.4 million.

The week’s other newcomer, Insidious: The Last Key took second place, raking in an estimated $29.26 million. The fourth film in the Insidious franchise topped the $22.7 million debut of its predecessor and blew away the original Insidious. However, it fell way short of 2013’s Insidious 2, which earned over $40 million.

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi dropped to third place with an estimated $23.6 million weekend. The latest chapter in the Star Wars series has now grossed around $572.5 domestically and $632.7 million overseas, for a worldwide total of more than $1.2 billion. Lucasfilm, like ABC is owned by Disney.

Grabbing third place was The Greatest Showman with an estimated $13.8 million, and Pitch Perfect 3 rounds out the top five with an estimated $10.2 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, $36 million
2. Insidious: The Last Key, $29.26 million
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, $23.5 million
4. The Greatest Showman, $13.8 million
5. Pitch Perfect 3, $10.2 million
6. Ferdinand, $7.7 million
7. Molly’s Game, $7.7 million
8. Darkest Hour, $6.35 million
9. Coco, $5.5 million
10. All the Money in the World, $3.55 million


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