Weekend Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ and ‘Insidious’ Topped ‘Star Wars’

The First Weekend Of The Year

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi fell from the top of the box office thanks to another unstoppable blockbuster, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and the Insidious horror franchise that just won’t die.

Sony’s Jumanji reboot took over the No. 1 position with an estimated $36 million but the biggest gain was made by Universal Pictures‘ Insidious: The Last Key, which opened in second place with an estimated $29.3 million. Directed by Adam Robitel, the new PG-13 horror release stars Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, Kirk Acevedo, Javier Botet, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke, Tessa Ferrer, Ava Kolker, and Marcus Henderson. Made for just $10 million, The Last Key garnered generally poor reviews and received a B- CinemaScore from audiences.

Director Rian Johnson’s Star Wars movie dropped two spots to third with $23.6 million its fourth weekend with a running cume of $572.5 million.

The Greatest Showman (Fox) with 13.8 million and Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal) with 10.2 million rounded out the top five.

Here’s your top ten for the first weekend of the year:

1. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” — $36 million ($244.3 mil.)
2. “Insidious: The Last Key” — $29.3 million
3. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — $23.6 million ($572.5 mil.)
4. “The Greatest Showman” — $13.8 million ($75.9 mil.)
5. “Pitch Perfect 3” — $10.2 million ($85.9 mil.)
6. “Ferdinand” — $7.7 million ($70.4 mil.)
7. “Molly’s Game” — $7 million ($14.2 mil.)
8. “Darkest Hour” — $6.3 million ($28.3 mil.)
9. “Coco” — $5.5 million ($192 mil.)
10. “All the Money in the World” — $3.5 million ($20.1 mil.)

Next weekend offers several new options, including Liam Neeson’s latest thriller, The Commuter, Paddington 2, the follow-up to Paul King’s 2014’s original feature, Taraji P. Henson’s action movie Proud Mary, and the expansion of Steven Spielberg’s The Post, starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

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