Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M

The Post came in second and The Commuter was third
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 14, 2018 12:40 PM CST
Jumanji Is Tops Again, With The Post a Distant Second
Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, in a scene from " Paddington 2."   (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

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.

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