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‘Jumanji’ Tops the Box Office, ‘Insidious’ Debuts Strong

It was a big weekend for The Rock at the box office, and a big weekend for the one debuting release. Here’s what went down:

After a few weeks of acting the bridesmaid, this weekend Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was the bride of the box office, bringing in an estimated $36 million and raising its total to a fantastic $244 million. Can someone say sequel?

Debuting in second place, and overperforming, was Insidious: The Last Key with $29 million. $7 million more than the third instalment made when it opened in June of 2015. Reviews were decent for the film, and its PG-13 rating certainly didn’t hurt.

As for the rest of the top five, Star Wars: The Last Jedi finally dropped from the top spot, landing in third place with $23.6 million, bringing its total to $572 million. It will have no problem crossing the $600 million mark in the coming weeks. The Great Showman was in fourth place with $13.8 million. The film can celebrate that this weekend its soundtrack topped the Billboard charts, selling over 100,000 copies. Pitch Perfect 3 closed things out in fifth place with $10.2 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $33 million
2) Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $30 million
3) Insidious: The Last Key – $19 million
4) The Great Showman – $13 million
5) Ferdinand – $10 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $36 million
2) Insidious: The Last Key – $29 million
3) Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $23.6 million
4) The Great Showman – $13.8 million
5) Pitch Perfect – $10.2 million

Next weekend sees the release of Paddington 2 and The Commuter. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on January 7, 2018, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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