HOLLYWOOD—With no major flicks arriving at the box-office, many predicted that “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” would remain on top and it did. The action-adventure held onto moviegoers adding another $35.4 million to its tally during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. After nearly a month in theaters, “Jumanji” is just mere millions from crossing the $300 million mark at the domestic box-office.
Nabbing second place was Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” with an impressive $23 million haul. This boost at the box-office could really help the flick secure Oscar nominations come January 23 with the public being receptive to the flick that has been hit or miss this awards season. The Liam Neeson thriller “The Commuter” landed in third place with a decent $16 million haul.
I am so surprised to see that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” didn’t have a strong grasp on the box-office than its predecessor. However, the eighth installment in the franchise is still a force to be reckoned with adding another $15.3 million to its tally to bring its domestic total to over $600 million, and globally the film has amounted over $1.269 billion. The musical “The Greatest Showman” rounded out the top five bringing in $15.6 million. With that haul, the musical has now crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office. Overall box-office receipts were impressive for the holiday weekend, with “Proud Mary” earning $12 million, while “Paddington 2” earned $15 million for sixth place and “Insidious: The Last Key” earned seventh place with $14.6 million.
This weekend sees the release of “Den of Thieves,” “12 Strong” and “Forever My Girl.” Don’t expect any actual shakeups at the box-office until “Fifty Shades Freed” and “Black Panther” arrive in theaters in February.