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'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Tops North American Box Office

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is continuing its rein atop the North American box office for a second week in a row.
Jan 16, 2018 by: WENN


'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Tops North American Box Office

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is continuing its rein atop the North American box office for a second week in a row.

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart's revamp of the beloved Robin Williams adventure franchise takes the number one spot with an estimated $33.4 million for the Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, which ends on Monday. It is also expected to surpass $300 million in domestic earnings this week.

The movie has also performed well overseas, earning $81 million total over the weekend, including $40 million  in China. The Jake Kasdan-directed film was number one in 31 international markets and has earned $667 million globally.

Coming in second is Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks' The Post, a political thriller directed by Steven Spielberg which depicts journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times as they make the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, with $22.2 million.

Liam Neeson's new action film The Commuter takes the third spot with $16 million, while Star Wars: The Last Jedi is fourth with $14.7 million.

Rounding out the Top 5 is Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman with $11.8 million.

Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has topped Beauty and the Beast to become the highest-grossing release of 2017 with $1.265 billion and has placed in the Top 10 highest-grossing films of all time. Its domestic total sits at an estimated $591.5 million following the holiday weekend.