"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" three-peats with $20 million weekend; "12 Strong" strong in debut

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by ABC News No Comments

Frank Masi – ©2016 CTMG/Sony Pictures Entertainment(LOS ANGELES) — Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle reigned supreme at the box office for the third straight week, delivering an estimated $20 million weekend. That brings its total earnings stateside to more $315 million, surpassing the 2012 James Bond thriller Skyfall as Sony’s highest-grossing film.

Internationally, the fantasy action film added $36.2 million, bringing its worldwide total to $767.8 million.

12 Strong, the new war drama starring Chris Hemsworth, posted a strong finish, taking second place with an estimated $16.5 million.

Another of the week’s new entries, the Gerard Butler-led Den of Thieves also had a solid debut, collecting an estimated $15.3 million, for a third place finish. The Post bowed in fourth place with an estimated $12.1 million weekend.

Rounding out the top five was The Greatest Showman, earning an estimated $11 million.

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in sixth place, tacked an estimated $6.5 million to its domestic earnings, pushing it past the $600 million mark — just the sixth film to accomplish that. Worldwide, The Last Jedi‘s total earnings rose to around $1.296 billion, passing Disney’s Frozen to become the ninth largest worldwide release ever. Lucasfilm, like ABC, is 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, $20 million
2. 12 Strong, $16.5 million
3. Den of Thieves, $15.3 million
4. The Post, $12.1 million
5. The Greatest Showman, $11 million
6. Paddington 2, $8.2 million
7. The Commuter, $6.68 million
8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, $6.56 million
9. Insidious: The Last Key, $5.9 million
10. Forever My Girl, $4.7 million

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