The "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" juggernaut keeps on rolling. The Warner Bros. release, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is a fact-based tale, adapted from Doug Stanton's best-seller "Horse Soldiers", about a group of Special Forces soldiers sent into northern Afghanistan just weeks after September 11.
"12 Strong" is set to land about where forecasts had predicted; the film had been tracking in the $14 to $17 million range.
"Another great performance by the seemingly unstoppable "Jumanji" powers the pre-Oscar nominations weekend while bolstered by a pair of solid debuts from "12 Strong" and 'Den of Thieves, ' but this was not enough to beat a tough weekend over weekend comparison to the year ago stellar performance of M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split, '" Dergarabedian said. The STXfilms release stars Gerard Butler and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.
Elsewhere, Steven Spielberg's The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, came placed fourth with $12.2 million from 2,851 theaters for an early domestic total of $45.2 million. For example, Greatest Showman fell a scant 12 percent over the weekend.
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Internationally, there aren't detailed figures for The Post just yet, but the film has a $9.9m overseas cume for a $55.09m global total. Global is $231.48m. Greatest Showman's top markets are the United Kingdom ($22.8m), Australia ($15.6m), Mexico ($10.6m), South Korea ($9.1m, not yet updated), and Russian Federation ($6.7m, also not updated yet).
The weekend's other newcomer, Roadside Attractions and Liddell Entertainment's modestly budgeted, country-music-inflected romance "Forever My Girl", debuted in tenth place with a better-than-expected $4.7 million.
Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi topped the $600 million mark domestically after earning another $6.6 million over 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.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sees Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), Alex Wolff (The Sitter), Madison Iseman (Still the King), Morgan Turner (Remember Me) and Ser'Darius Blain (Star Trek Into Darkness). That's a fine opening, on par with 2016's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi ($16.19m), which had the benefit of MLK weekend.