Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, other sequels dominate Hollywood box office
The year 2017 saw Hollywood bid a smashing box office goodbye, with three sequels setting the cash registers rolling. The four-day extended weekend was dominated by Disney’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the fantasy film earned $52.4 million over the New Year's weekend, thus taking its US box office total to $517 million. In the process, it dethroned Beauty And The Beast to become the highest grosser of the year in the USA.
The same report states that after garnering $120 million during the same weekend at the global box office, the film has crossed the coveted $1 billion mark. Thus, it has become the third highest global grosser of the year and the 24th highest of all time.
Another sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has performed above expectations despite competition from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Variety reports that the Dwayne Johnson starrer garnered $68.4 million, bringing its global total to $533.1 million.
Thus, it is not an exaggeration to suggest that sequels or installments of popular franchises ruled the box office during the last weekend of the year.
Updated Date: Jan 02, 2018 14:02 PM