‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ beats ‘12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ in the fifth weekend of its release. The movie has become the fifth biggest Sony title of all time clearing $300 million mark domestically. The movie stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
Jeff Goldstein, who is the president of domestic distribution of Warner Bros, said – “We really hit a patriotic chord.” He continued, “Everywhere there’s a military market – in the South, the West, the Midwest – you just see those areas bubble to the top. And when you get outside of the military markets, they’re strong too. We definitely can play for a long time.”
The makers said that the movie had gained nearly $400 million in the overseas market and worldwide it gained about $700 million.
Cheis Hemsworth’s 12 Strong, a generic war movie, has earned $15.3 million at the box- office. The actual cost for making the movie was around $30 million, which in turn would earn back more money. The modest success of the movie seems to be a small relief for the Thor actor, Chris Hemsworth.
‘Den of Thieves’ gained a net worth of $14.7 million. The movie is competing with 12 Strong and Liam Neeson’s The Commuter. Both the movies have performed well in the home markets.
Forever My Girl, directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, which stars British actor Alex Roe, has opened over the weekend and is placed in no. 10 with an estimate of $4.7 million from 1,115 theatres.
Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which stars Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, is placed fourth with $12.2 million from 2,851 theatres.
Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s The Greatest Showman starring Hugh Jackman stood in the top five. Globally, it has gained $231.5 million till date.