Birds of Prey took the top spot at the box office but it was definitely not an opening that WB/DC wanted as it underperformed with the lowest opening of any recent DC movie while a number of Oscar winners and nominees saw bumps in their box office performance over the weekend.
Three years after surviving the video game world of Jumanji, Martha, Fridge and Bethany have to return when Spencer rebuilds the game system and goes back in, but the group discovers the world is completely different and that Spencer’s grandfather Eddie and his estranged friend Milo are along for the ride as well.
Jumanji: The Next Level continued its predecessor’s box office domination with a huge opening just shy of $60 million while the other new releases struggled with some of the worst wide openings ever.
The Jumanji gang returns for Jumanji: The Next Level, Black Christmas returns with another reboot and Clint Eastwood tells another true story with Richard Jewell this weekend at the theater.
After the release of Jumanji in 1995, UPN developed an animated series based on the movie for their UPN Kids block of programming starting in 1996 as Peter and Judy Shepherd entered the world of Jumanji to join Alan Parrish on various adventures and figure out a way to get Alan out of the game and back into the real world.
Two big properties inspired by games arrive in December with The Witcher starring Henry Cavill hitting Netflix and the sequel Jumanji: The Next Level hitting theaters with The Rock, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.
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).
John Cena officially joins Fast & Furious 9, Swamp Thing canceled after 1 episode on DC Universe, Sigourney Weaver seems to be coming back for Ghostbusters 2020, Jurassic World and Magic the Gathering shows are coming to Netflix and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Following on the heels of the wonderfully goofy insanity of Aquaman, Shazam is another fun and funny entry into the DC universe as teenager Billy Batson gains fantastic powers from an ancient wizard and must learn to control them and what it means to be a true hero.
Jack Black and Cate Blanchett co-star in an adaptation of the fantasy novel by John Bellairs where a young orphan named Lewis Barnavelt aids his magical uncle in locating a clock with the power to bring about the end of the world.