LA: Sony’s family-oriented movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” roared into first place this weekend in UNITED STATES theaters as horror film “Insidious” edged into second past a sliding “Celebrity Wars” installment, matching to industry estimations.
“Jumanji,” starring square-jawed Dwayne “The Rock and roll” Johnson and funnymen Jack port African american and Kevin Hart, was going for an extraordinary $36 million for the three-day weekend, delivering its home total to $244.4 million in its third week away, said website Exhibitor Relationships.
The film, pursuing four young adults who end up inside the gaming world of Jumanji, has grossed more than $500 million worldwide and starts in the huge Chinese language market next weekend.
In second place was Universal’s recently released “Insidious: THE PAST Key,” with around take of $29.3 million. The horror film, the 4th installment in the “Insidious” franchise, personalities Lin Shaye and Angus Sampson and comes after a parapsychologist looking into a haunting in her youth home.
The news headlines for third-place “Star Wars: THE PAST Jedi” was merged: the latest in the hugely popular series has used $1.2 billion worldwide, but it slowed to below warp velocity in THE UNITED STATES, totaling $23.6 million in its 4th week and consuming just $28.7 million from its starting in China, below industry predictions.
The area saga actors Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Drivers and two associates of the series’ original ensemble, Tag Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the overdue Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.
Fourth place visited Fox’s “THE BEST Showman,” a “good old-fashioned cornball PG musical” (so says Variety.com) about larger-than-life circus impresario P.T. Barnum. With the favorite Hugh Jackman in the lead role, the film logged $13.8 million in its third week, down only just a bit from the prior week.
And in fifth was another musical, “Pitch Perfect 3,” a Common sequel that required in $10.2 million in its third week. The movie’s ensemble, led by Anna Kendrick, uses the continuing travels of glee performers the Bellas.
Rounding out the very best 10 were:
“Ferdinand” ($7.7 million)
“Molly’s Game” ($7 million)
“Darkest Hour” ($6.4 million)
“Coco” ($5.5 million)
“All the Profit the globe” ($3.6 million)