Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M

$SNE, $TWX, $FOXA, $DIS

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is now 1 of the Top-grossing Sony titles of all time in North America as it crosses $300-M domestically.

Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stayed on Top at the box office in its 5th frame, earning an estimated $20-M from 3,704 theaters to beat out new offerings 12 Strong and Den of Thieves.

Jumanji cleared the $300-M mark domestically to become the 5th-biggest Sony title of all time, not accounting for inflation.

The tentpole has won the box-office contest for 3 weekends running after dethroning Star Wars: The Last JediJumanji was also the repeat winner overseas, where it earned another $32.6-M for a foreign tally of $450.8-M and global box office take of $767.8-M.

Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros.’ 12 Strong placed a solid #2 with an estimated $16.5-M from 3,002 locations after nabbing an A CinemaScore.

The film skewed notably older, with nearly 80% of the audience over the age of 25. Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer produced the movie.

Coming in ahead of expectations, STXfilms’ Den of Thieves debuted at # 3 with an estimated $15.3-M from 2,432 theaters.

12 Strong and Den of Thieves played particularly well among older males. Den of Thievesreceived a B+ CinemaScore.

Roadside Attractions’ girl-friendly Forever My Girl also opened over the weekend. The romantic drama, rated PG, placed #10 with an estimated $4.7-M from 1,115 theaters.

Steven Spielberg’s The Post came 4th with $12.2-M from 2,851 theaters for an early domestic total of $45.2-M. The pic is among the titles hoping to land Top Oscar nominations when they are announced Tuesday morning.

Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA), and Chernin Entertainment’s The Greatest Showman rounded out the Top 5 with $11-M from 2,825 theaters for a North American take of $113.5-M.  Globally, Greatest Showman has grossed $231.5-M so far.

Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi topped the $600-M mark domestically after earning another $6.6-M at the weekend. Globally, it finished the frame with $1.296-B in total ticket sales and came in #9 on the list of the Top 10 grossing films of all time, not adjusting for inflation.

Specialty films,

Focus Features and Paul Thomas Anderson’s awards hopeful Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day Lewis, expanded nationwide over the weekend, earning $3.4-M from 896 cinemas for a domestic box office of $6.2-M.

Focus’ Darkest Hour earned another $3.1-M from 1,341 theaters for a domestic take of $41.1-M and global box office of $77.8-M.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

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