Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle becomes first film after Titanic to dominate box-office after 7 weeks of release

AFP

Feb,05 2018 13:17:12 IST

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle managed the rare feat this weekend of regaining the No 1 spot in North American box offices in its seventh week out, according to industry estimates.

Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Taking in $11 million for the three-day weekend as competition with football's Super Bowl depressed ticket sales — Jumanji became the first film since Titanic, in 1998, to win a February weekend after a nationwide release in December, HollywoodReporter.com reported.

The family flick, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart, follows a group of teens who find themselves transported inside the video game world of Jumanji. Its domestic cumulative take of just over $350 million makes it only the third Sony film to reach that mark.

Last weekend's North American leader, Fox's Maze Runner: The Death Cure, slipped to second place with a take of $10.2 million, according to the Exhibitor Relations website. The dystopian sci-fi film follows the harrowing adventures of three teens who have survived a destructive virus infecting the world.

In the third spot was a new release, Winchester from Lionsgate, with takings of $9.3 million despite abysmal reviews.

The movie, a gothic thriller, was inspired by the real-life story of Sarah Winchester, the 19th-century heiress to the Winchester gun-making fortune, who built an enormous, spookily elaborate mansion in California to appease the spirits of people killed by her family's firearms.

Despite the draw of Helen Mirren in the title role, the film scored a paltry 9 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes website. Even she could not "class up... this super-silly feature," The New York Times said.

Fox's The Greatest Showman, with Hugh Jackman as larger-than-life circus impresario PT Barnum, clung to the fourth spot, taking in $7.8 million.

And in fifth was Entertainment Studios' Hostiles, starring Christian Bale in a gritty Western about a US cavalry officer who escorts a Cheyenne chief and his family to Montana in 1892. It took in an estimated $5.5 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were: The Post ($5.2 million), 12 Strong ($4.7 million), Den of Thieves ($4.7 million), The Shape of Water ($4.3 million) and Paddington 2 ($3.1 million).

Updated Date: Feb 05, 2018 13:17 PM