Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear, and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, Jumanji easily remained the No. 1 film in North America despite an onslaught of new challengers, the AP reports. The film is now approaching $300 million domestically and, after grossing $40 million in China this weekend, a worldwide total of $667 million.
Coming closest was Steven Spielberg's The Post, starring Streep and Tom Hanks. Twentieth Century Fox is forecasting $18.6 million for the weekend. The Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted with $13.5 million. Paddington 2 opened with $10.6 million. And Henson's Proud Mary grossed $10 million.