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Jumanji edges past Insidious, Star Wars to top North American box office

Jumanji, following four teens who find themselves inside the video game world of Jumanji, has grossed more than $500 million (Rs 31,752,500,000) worldwide.

hollywood Updated: Jan 09, 2018 13:48 IST
Jumanji stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart.
Jumanji stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart.

Sony’s family-oriented movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared into first place this weekend in North American theatres as horror film Insidious edged into second past a slipping Star Wars installment, final data show.

Jumanji, starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, netted an impressive $37 million (Rs 2,349,685,000) for the three-day weekend, bringing its domestic total to $246 million (Rs 15,624,813,000) in its third week out, said website Exhibitor Relations.

The film, following four teens who find themselves inside the video game world of Jumanji, has grossed more than $500 million (Rs 31,752,500,000) worldwide and opens in the huge Chinese market next weekend.

Directed by Adam Robitel, Insidious: The Last Key, is the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise.

In second place was Universal’s newly released Insidious: The Last Key, with a take of $29.6 million (Rs 1,881,228,000). The horror film, the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise, stars Lin Shaye and Angus Sampson and follows a parapsychologist investigating a haunting in her childhood home.

News for third-place Star Wars: The Last Jedi was mixed: the latest in the hugely popular series has now taken in $1.2 billion (Rs 76,218,600,000) worldwide, but it continued to slow in North America, totaling $23.7 million (Rs 1,506,253,500) in its fourth week.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been directed by Rian Johnson.

The space saga stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and two members of the series’ original cast, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Fourth place went to Fox’s The Greatest Showman, a “good old-fashioned cornball PG musical” (so says Variety.com) about larger-than-life circus impresario PT Barnum. With the popular Hugh Jackman in the lead role, the film took in $13.8 million (Rs 876,927,900) in its third week, down only slightly from the previous week.

And in fifth was another musical, Pitch Perfect 3, a Universal sequel that took in $10.3 million (Rs 654,518,650) in its third week. The movie’s cast, led by Anna Kendrick, follows the continuing adventures of glee singers the Bellas.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

Ferdinand ($7.7 million {Rs 489,300,350})
Molly’s Game ($6.9 million {Rs 438,463,950})
Darkest Hour ($6.1 million {Rs 387,868,500})
Coco ($5.4 million {Rs 343,145,700})
All the Money in the World ($3.6 million {Rs 228,771,000})

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