‘Jumanji’ Box Office Headed for Three-Peat, Despite ’12 Strong …
January 17, 2018 - box office
“Jumanji: Welcome to a Jungle” is staid for a three-peat during a North American box bureau this weekend, though will face hurdles from Afghanistan quarrel play “12 Strong” and heist thriller “Den of Thieves.”
“Jumanji” is expected to take in between $15 million to $20 million in a fifth frame, that will lift a sum domestic take to around $320 million — creation a action-comedy one of a tip 60 domestic performers of all time, with copiousness of sketch energy in a weeks to come. International opening for a Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart car has been considerable with $385 million so far.
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“12 Strong,” constructed by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, will poise a larger threat, with tracking display an opening in a $14 million to $17 million operation during 3,002 locations — including Imax, reward vast format, and Dolby Cinema. Warner Bros. is doing placement by a outlay understanding with Alcon.
Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a story formed on Doug Stanton’s 2009 bestselling book “Horse Soldiers,” centered on CIA paramilitary operations officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to quarrel a Taliban in Afghanistan immediately after a Sept. 11 attacks. Nicolai Fuglsig destined from a book by Ted Tally and Peter Craig.
Producers of “12 Strong” are Bruckheimer, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill, and Trent Luckinbill. Michael Peña, Navid Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, William Fichtner, and Rob Riggle also star in a movie.
The Afghan War was also a theme of 2013’s “Lone Survivor,” that starred Mark Wahlberg and generated a plain $125 million in a U.S. for Universal.
STXfilms will open a R-rated “Den of Thieves,” starring Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, in 2,300-plus locations opposite North America, with a projected opening in a $9 million range. That’s identical to a launch of Open Road’s crime play “Sleepless,” that non-stop on a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend with $9.8 million in a initial 4 days.
“Den of Thieves,” that was entirely financed by Diamond Film, follows a intersecting and mostly personally-connected lives of an chosen section of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a successful bank spoliation organisation as a outlaws devise a clearly unfit heist on a Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Christian Gudegast is directing from his strange screenplay, formed on a story by Gudegast and Paul Scheuring.
Producers are Mark Canton, Tucker Tooley, Butler, and Alan Siegel. The initial trailer for “Den of Thieves” debuted in Oct and a selling debate enclosed live sports and gaming platforms. The debate ramped adult for sporting events, including NFL playoffs, NBA, WWE, and UFC.
Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” could conflict “12 Strong” for a second container with a projection in a $14 million operation for a second weekend in far-reaching release, following a $23.1 million MLK weekend for Fox. The conflict for fourth place will embody “Den of Thieves,” a second weekends of Lionsgate’s Liam Neeson thriller “The Commuter,” Warner’s family comedy “Paddington 2,” Fox’s fifth support of “The Greatest Showman,” and Disney-Lucasfilm’s sixth weekend of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”
“The Greatest Showman” has shown considerable staying energy given a Dec. 20 launch and should tip a $100 million symbol in domestic grosses by Wednesday.