Report: Jumanji remains at the top of the box office food chain as Last Jedi breaks $1 billion

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Jan 14, 2018

The jungle is indeed full of fun and games as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has maintained the top place at the box office for the second weekend in a row, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Directed by Jake Kasdan (son of Star Wars and Indiana Jones wordsmith Lawrence Kasdan), The Rock/Kevin Hart-starring sequel to the 1996 original with Robin Williams has raked in $27.03 million during the last three days of the long MLK Day weekend with a projected total of $33.4 million. If true, this would bring its total domestic gross to $289.5 million.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is slowing down in its momentum with a little over $11 million over the last three days, but has broken $1 billion (1.264 to be exact) in global grosses, making it the highest-grossing film of 2017. Surpassing the box office returns of Beauty and the Beast ($1.263.5 billion) and The Fate of the Furious ($1.236 billion), the eighth installment of the Star Wars franchise is now the tenth top global release of all time.

Liam Neeson's latest transportation-set thriller, The Commuter, is also performing extremely well with $13.5 million so far and a $16 million total predicted by the weekend's end.