Box Office: 'Jumanji' Regains Top Spot for Modest Super Bowl Weekend

From Reuters - February 4, 2018

LOS ANGELES, ( - Sonys resilient Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has returned to the top of the North American box office, leading a modest Super Bowl weekend with $11 million at 3,553 sites.

The session caps a remarkable run for the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart action comedy, which also won the box office on its third, fourth and fifth weekends. Jumanji has become the 42nd highest domestic grosser of all time with $352.6 million, less than $500,000 behind Johnsons Furious 7 for the 41st spot.

Jumanji, which declined just 32 percent, is only the 11th title to top $11 million in its seventh weekend. Its the lowest total for a first-place film since the second weekend of The Hitmans Bodyguard won the final frame of August.

Foxs Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which won the box office last weekend, finished second with $10.2 million from 3,793 locations. The weekends sole opener, Helen Mirrens horror-thriller Winchester, launched in third with $9.3 million at 2,480 venues, topping modest expectations which had been in the $6 million to $8 million range.

Overall domestic business was typically modest for a Super Bowl weekend with $92 million overall, according to comScore, as studios remain reluctant to open major titles during the frenzy surrounding the pro football championship. The lowest recent Super Bowl weekend came in at $86 million in 2014, when the third weekend of Ride Along led with $12 million.

The 2018 box office has remained close to even with last year thanks to Jumanji, with $1.06 billion through Sunday, down 0.5 percent from last year at the same point.


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