Box office in early 2018: 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' surpasses 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" excelled at winning the first weekend of the box office in 2018 with $ 36 million.

Box office in early 2018: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" surpassed "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" between January 5 and January 7. 

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”: $ 36 million 

“Insidious: The Last Key”: $ 29.3 million 

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”: $ 23.55 million 

“The Greatest Showman”: $ 13.8 million 

“Pitch Perfect 3”: $ 10.225 million 

“Ferdinand”: 7.73 million 

“Molly's Game”: $ 7 million 

“Darkest Hour”: $ 6.36 million 

“Coco”: 5.54 million 

"All the Money in the World": $ 3.55 million 

As expected, the sale of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" helped make this movie the best show at the box office last week. With $ 36 million in revenue, Jumanji left this week's rookie “Insidious: The Last Key” ($ 29.2 million) in second place. 


"Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" surpassed "Justice League" to become the ninth highest grossing movie in 2017 ($ 244.37 million). In the international movie market, the film grossed $ 275 million, bringing the total to more than half a billion dollars. 


"Insidious: The Last Key" is the fourth installment in the Blumhouse's “Insidious” series, with the story revolving around character Elise and the return to her intense childhood. “The Last Key” had a relatively humble start with just under $ 30 million compared to the previous three installments, debuting at $ 43, $ 78 and $ 61 million domestically. 


In third place was former champion last week, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” earned $ 23.55 million. This is the result of one of the most divisive episodes ever made by “Star Wars”. In the world, the film did not do much in the Chinese market, causing total international sales last week to stop at $ 23.5 million. 


In addition, a movie that reached the top ten this week despite having been previously released is “Molly's Game” of Aaron Sorkin with the participation of Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba. The film tells the skier - Molly Bloom who runs a poker casino of rich players before being caught by the FBI. ‘Molly's Game’ grossed $ 7 million domestically last weekend. 

Other positions in the ranking have not changed much. The following week will welcome Paddington's debut in Paddington 2, which promises to be a small tea party at the box office. Before the screen is blown up by “Black Panther” and the sensational thriller “The 15:17 to Paris”, the morale is set to be the top five from now until that would be the predominant film for kids and teens. 

By: Oralie Smith

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