‘Jumanji’ claws back to top of North American box office

Source:AFP Published: 2018/2/5 17:53:40

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.

Taking in $11 million for the three-day weekend, 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 third spot was a new release, Winchester from Lionsgate, with takings of $9.3 million despite abysmal reviews.

Fox's The Greatest Showman, with Hugh Jackman as larger-than-life circus impresario P.T. Barnum, clung to 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.

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