The Last Jedi Passes Iron Man 3 at Worldwide Box Office


It got off that list this past weekend as the film brought in $37.2 million.

Coming in first, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle added $36 million to its coffers in weekend #3, holding impressively well - the $90m adventure film dropped a mere -28.1% from last frame. The Last Jedi's decline is on par with 2016's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story during the same frame (-55.5%).

In its third weekend of release, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is poised to earn an estimated $36 million at 3,801 theaters in the US and Canada, surpassing newcomer Insidious: The Last Key and sending previous box office champ Star Wars: The Last Jedi down to third place.

Third place went to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which brought in an additional $23.5 million for a $575.5 million domestic gross. Budgeted at $10 million, the fourth "Insidious" movie is already making a profit and had a bigger opening than 2015's "Insidious: Chapter 3" ($22.6 million).

Welcome to the Jungle debuted with positive reviews and has since built on that word of mouth to continue bringing in impressive audiences throughout the holiday box office. That's the second best opening of the series, behind only the $40.3 million debut of "Insidious Chapter 2" four years ago.

Directed by Adam Robitel Insidious The Last Key is the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise
Directed by Adam Robitel Insidious The Last Key is the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hasn't even been in theaters a full month, and it is still adding to its box office total.

Rounding out the top five were The Greatest Showman (FOX -0.9%, FOXA -1%) with $13.8M in its third week, and Pitch Perfect 3 (NASDAQ:CMCSA), with $10.2M also in its third week. It could hit $100 million in the USA at this point and even with an $84 million budget, it should prove to be okay financially. The film is now sitting at a very solid $86 million domestically and $141 million worldwide.

The top ten films grossed an estimated $143M which was up a healthy 19% from previous year when Hidden Figurestook over the number one spot with $22.8M; and dead even with 2016 when The Force Awakensremained in the top spot for a fourth time with $42.4M.

It hits the right notes: Director Jake Kasdan made an action film featuring high-schoolers transported into a deadly video game - all wrapped in the wish-fulfillment concept of a nerdy gamer who turns into 6-foot-4 avatar Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Johnson). "Darkest Hour" (PG-13) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20. While some may have expected more, this is still a massive gross for any film and will challenge Avengers: Age of Ultron for number seven all time. The Getty kidnapping drama has totalled out at $20.1 million domestically so far and $27.6 million worldwide, with a likely domestic total around $35 million. It's also an effective piece of counterprogramming for young adult audiences not wanting to see the younger-skewing blockbusters or the adult-oriented prestige films.

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