Despite barely surviving the video game version of Jumanji, Spencer (Alex Wolff) decides to try and repair the Jumanji cartridge and gets sucked back in. The rest of the group comes to try and find him and get sucked into the malfunctioning cart along with Spencer’s grandfather and his friend (Danny Devito and Danny Glover).
Even though it’s still going pretty strong in theaters, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is now also out on DVD/Blu-Ray, a Shout! Factory edition of The Burbs, Archer: Dreamland and few more things this week.
The 90th Academy Awards are this weekend but the only awards that actually matter are our Kick Ass Awards, celebrating the best and worst of the previous year, including the Ass Kicker of the Year and the Kick Ass Movie of 2017.
Jumanji was finally pushed out of the top spot by the three new releases of the weekend, with Fifty Shades Freed taking the top spot but with the lowest opening for the trilogy.
After losing the top spot for a week, Jumanji reclaimed it from The Death Cure and is now Sony’s third highest grossing film ever and the 8th highest grossing release from 2017.
Jumanji was knocked down to second by the final chapter in the Maze Runner series but it continues to do huge business and is now Sony’s third highest grossing film ever, outgrossing fellow 2017 movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.
Jumanji continued it’s domination even after over a month in theaters, taking the top spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row while both of the weekend’s new action releases performed better than expectations.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle held onto the top spot for the first major weekend of 2018 while The Post did well in it’s wide expansion and The Commuter did the best of the new releases.
The first weekend of 2018 sees The Last Jedi fall out of the top spot and Jumanji surging ahead to take it while the first new release of 2018, Insidious: The Last Key, had the second best opening for the franchise.
It’s an absolute battle royale for the last big weekend of 2017 as 8 movies are either expanding or opened new for Christmas.