‘Jumanji’ Tops Box Office for a Second Week

January 14, 2018 - box office


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From left, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson in “Jumanji: Welcome to a Jungle.”

Frank Masi/Sony Pictures, around Associated Press

An unspectacular week during a box bureau led Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to a Jungle” behind to No. 1. The movement film took in $27 million from Friday by Sunday to move a domestic sum to $283 million after 4 weeks. “Jumanji” also topped a Chinese box office and has done over $550 million worldwide; a success has cemented Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson as box bureau near-guarantees.

Less successful was a Liam Neeson car “The Commuter,” that non-stop to $13.4 million, according to comScore, that compiles box bureau data. That’s a distant cry from “Taken 3,” that arrived a same calendar weekend in 2015 and took in $40.4 million. “The Commuter” reportedly cost $30 million to make, and a sheet sales are a pointer that audiences competence be wearying of Mr. Neeson’s movement cinema (as a censor was).

“The Post,” a well-reviewed recounting of The Washington Post’s efforts to recover a Pentagon Papers that stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, took in $18 million in a initial week in far-reaching release, good for second place. Fox has been solemnly rolling out a Oscar contender to build word of mouth, and is anticipating for courtesy from a Academy Awards (nominations are expelled subsequent week) to give it a prolonged tail. The film cost $50 million to make and drew an comparison crowd, with 66 percent of a assembly over 35.

Despite a 100 percent measure on Rotten Tomatoes, “Paddington 2” done only $10.6 million in a attainment to North America, about reduction than half of what a 2014 prequel done in a initial weekend. Warner Bros., which bought a film from a Weinstein Company following passionate attack accusations opposite Harvey Weinstein, has glorious exit-polling numbers to bank on — a movie warranted an A CinemaScore class overall, and an A+ from assembly members underneath 35. And a film has already done a cold $125 million overseas.

“I, Tonya” and “Lady Bird” both increasing their gain compared to their prior weeks, maybe interjection to victories during a Golden Globes. Meanwhile, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” changed adult to 10th place on a list of all-time tellurian moneymakers; it sits during $1.2 billion total.

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source ⦿ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/movies/jumanji-tops-box-office-for-second-week.html

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