‘Jumanji’ Holds Off all Newcomers at the Box Office

The top spot at the box office was no surprise this weekend, while only one new release really came to play. Here’s what went down:

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was number one for another weekend, bringing in an estimated $27.2 million and raising its total within spitting distance of $300 million, which it should pass by this time next week. 

Steven Spielberg’s The Post went into wide release and their was definitely an audience for it. The film debut in second place with an an estimated $18.6 million. The film should definitely have legs as we head into Oscar time.

Far behind it in third place was Liam Neeson’s The Commuter, which debut with a lacklustre $13.4 million.

As for the rest off the top five, Star Wars: The Last Jedi was in fourth place with $11.3 million. Give it a few more days and it will hit the magical $600 million mark. And finally, The Great Showman closed things out in fifth place with an estimated $11.8 million, raising its total to a very solid $97.3 million.

Neither Paddington or Proud Mary landed anywhere close to the top five.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $28 million
2) The Post – $21 million
3) Paddington 2 – $20.5 million
4) Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $15 million
5) The Commuter or Proud Mary – $14.5 million

And here’s the how the three-day weekend is estimated to turn out (the U.S. is celebrating a four-day weekend in honour of MLK Day):

1) Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle – $27.2 million
2) The Post – $18.6 million
3) The Commuter  – $13.4 million
4) Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $11.3 million
5) The Great Showman – $11.8 million

This weekend sees the release of Den of Thieves, 12 Strong, and Hostiles. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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