The “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” juggernaut keeps on rolling. It is likely to have a total U.S. box office take of over $300 million by the end of the weekend. It is also expected to be the number one movie for the weekend, a spot it has held since it was released December 20.
According to Box Office Mojo:
Jumanji topped last weekend’s box office after dropping just 24.5%, and this weekend it should continue to hold on rather well. While we’re currently anticipating a drop around 32% and a fifth weekend around $19 million, don’t be surprised if it hangs on a little better than that.
The film’s total ticket sales for domestic and international should reach over $750 million. The movie stars popular actor and former wrestler Dwayne Johnson. Movies that he has appeared in have a total gross of $3.1 billion, making him among the most successful actors in recent history. The average gross of the movies in which he has appeared is $141 million. He initially became famous for his lead role in “The Scorpion King,” released in 2002.
The second place spot is forecast to go to a film about one of the most important points in the history of the newspaper industry:
Steven Spielberg’s The Post should deliver a second place finish for a second weekend in a row. The film expanded nationwide last weekend and performed quite well and we’re expecting a drop around 28% this weekend for a $14 million weekend, pushing the film’s domestic cume right around $47 million.
The film stars multiple Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a win for Sony Corp.’s (NYSE: SNE) Sony Columbia studio division. “The Post” was released by Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) Fox studio. Many of 21st Century Fox’s assets, which include the studio, were recently sold to Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) for $52.4 billion.