12 Strong and Den of Thieves can’t knock Jumanji out of top spot
Newcomers 12 Strong and Den of Thieves were unable to knock Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle out of the top spot at the box office. The Sony Pictures release added another $20 million its fifth weekend to remain in first place a third-straight weekend. With a North American total of $316.96 million, Jumanji is now Sony Pictures’ biggest non-Spider-Man film of all time at the domestic box office, passing Skyfall to become the fifth-highest grossing film in studio history. Jumanji was also No. 1 internationally for the fourth straight weekend with $32.6 million, taking its overseas total to $450.8 million ($65.8 million from China). The film’s worldwide sum has now reached $767.8 million. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. It was made for $90 million.
Warner Bros. Pictures debuted 12 Strong in 3,002 theaters where the film earned $16.5 million, an average of $5,496 per location. The film received an A CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Nicoli Fuglsig, 12 Strong stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, and Trevante Rhodes.
STXfilms heist thriller Den of Thieves opened in third place with $15.3 million from 2,432 theaters, an average of $6,299. The Christian Gudegast film stars Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Brian van Holt and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Den of Thieves received a B+ CinemaScore.
Steven Spielberg’s The Post (20th Century Fox), starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, dropped two spots to fourth with $12.2 million to bring its five-week total to $45.2 million. It cost $50 million to make.
The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox) rounded out the top five with $11 million (that’s a drop of just 11.8% in tickets sales from last weekend) and has a total of $113.5 million after five weeks. Internationally, the film also earned $11 million in 67 markets and is up to $118 million, for a worldwide total of $231.5 million. Directed by Michael Gracey, The Greatest Showman cost $84 million to make and stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya.
Warner Bros.’ Paddington 2 climbed a spot to sixth place with $8.2 million and has now earned $25 million domestically after two weeks. Internationally, the sequel has grossed $147.2 million and is at $172.2 million worldwide. The first film ended up with $268 million globally in 2015. The Paul King-directed family film stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Hugh Grant, and Ben Whishaw.
Coming in at No. 7 was The Commuter, which added $6.7 million its second weekend for a domestic total of $25.7 million. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the action thriller stars Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, and Elizabeth McGovern.
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi took the eighth spot at the domestic box office with $6.6 million and a total of $604.3 million. Internationally, the film brought in $9.9 million this weekend and has reached $692 million total, for a worldwide total of $1.296 billion. The Last Jedi has surpassed Frozen ($1.276 billion) to become the No. 9 global release of all time. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.
Insidious: The Last Key (Universal Pictures) placed ninth at the domestic box office with $5.9 million, to push its total to $58.7 million. Internationally, The Last Key added $18.4 million this weekend from 52 markets and has now grossed $68.1 million, to put its worldwide total at $126.8 million. Made for just $10 million, Insidious: The Last Key was directed by Adam Robitel and stars Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson.
In tenth place, Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment’s Forever My Girl brought in $4.7 million from 1,115 theaters, an average of $4,218 per theater. Written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, the film stars Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. It cost just $3.5 million to make.