Weekend Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Stays No. 1 Over ‘The Post’ and ‘The Commuter’

The MLK Weekend

Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle remains the number one movie in North America for the second straight week despite an onslaught of three new releases. The Jake Kasdan-helmed film starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan took in $27 million for the three days and is projected to collect $33.4 million for the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

Coming closest was Steven Spielberg’s The Post (Fox), which placed second with $18.6 million through Sunday and is expected to gross $22.2 million for the four-day. The Tom Hanks-Meryl Streep drama received an “A” CinemaScore from audiences.

Lionsgate’s thriller The Commuter opened in 3rd place with an estimated $13.5 million from Friday to Saturday. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, the Liam Neeson action thriller received a “B” CinemaScore from audiences.

Insidious: The Last Key (Universal Pictures) with $12.1 million and The Greatest Showman (20th Century Fox) with $11.8 million rounded out the top five.

Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has passed Beauty and the Beast to become the No. 1 global release of 2017 with $1.264 billion.

Paddington 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures) opened with $10.6 million. The Paul King-directed family film received an A CinemaScore.

And Taraji P. Henson’s Proud Mary (Sony) grossed $10 million. The film got a B+ CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Here’s your top ten for the weekend:

1. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” — $27 million ($283.1 mil.)
2. “The Post” — $18.6 million ($23 mil.)
3. “The Commuter” — $13.5 million
4. “Insidious: The Last Key” — $12.1 million ($48.3 mil.)
5. “The Greatest Showman” — $11.8 million ($94.5 mil.)
6. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — $11.2 million ($591.5 mil.)
7. “Paddington 2” — $10.6 million
8. “Proud Mary” — $10 million
9. “Pitch Perfect 3” — $5.6 million ($94.6 mil.)
10. “Darkest Hour” — $4.5 million ($35.7 mil.)

Next weekend Warner Bros. will release 12 Strong, alongside STX Entertainment’s Den of Thieves and Roadside Attraction’s Forever My Girl.