Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ Becomes Sony’s Highest-Grossing Film Ever

Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” crossed $403.7 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday night, making it Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film of all time domestically.

That means it surpassed the studio’s 2002 hit “Spider-Man.” “Jumanji,” also starring Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, has grossed $950 million worldwide.

Domestically, “Jumanji” is also the highest-grossing film ever in the careers of Johnson, Hart and Black. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it is also the biggest Sony-owned release of all time at the global box office, as well as the second-highest grossing film ever released by the studio, just behind “Skyfall,” which is owned by MGM.

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” held the top spot at the box office for four weeks, including three weeks consecutively, after its release in December. It was also the first December wide release to hold the No. 1 spot on a February weekend since 1998’s “Titanic.

“Given the length of Columbia Pictures’ esteemed history, this is a cool milestone,” said Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “It’s a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard.  It gives us a grand target to shoot for with the next one.”

Matt Tolmach produced along with William Teitler.

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Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” crossed $403.7 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday night, making it Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film of all time domestically.

That means it surpassed the studio’s 2002 hit “Spider-Man.” “Jumanji,” also starring Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, has grossed $950 million worldwide.

Domestically, “Jumanji” is also the highest-grossing film ever in the careers of Johnson, Hart and Black. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it is also the biggest Sony-owned release of all time at the global box office, as well as the second-highest grossing film ever released by the studio, just behind “Skyfall,” which is owned by MGM.

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” held the top spot at the box office for four weeks, including three weeks consecutively, after its release in December. It was also the first December wide release to hold the No. 1 spot on a February weekend since 1998’s “Titanic.

“Given the length of Columbia Pictures’ esteemed history, this is a cool milestone,” said Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group. “It’s a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard.  It gives us a grand target to shoot for with the next one.”

Matt Tolmach produced along with William Teitler.

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EXCLUSIVE: It finally happened.
Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is officially the studio’s highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office, overtaking Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man ($403.7 million) which has owned the title for the past 16 years.
Heading into the holiday season, executives across distribution and film finance had a strong feeling that this reboot of Jumanji directed by Jake Kasdan would serve as strong counter-programming to Disney’s Star Wars: The La…

EXCLUSIVE: It finally happened. Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is officially the studio’s highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office, overtaking Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man ($403.7 million) which has owned the title for the past 16 years. Heading into the holiday season, executives across distribution and film finance had a strong feeling that this reboot of Jumanji directed by Jake Kasdan would serve as strong counter-programming to Disney’s Star Wars: The La…

‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Crossing $900M WW Box Office This Weekend

EXCLUSIVE: When Saturday and Sunday grosses are factored in, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle will have topped $900M worldwide. The current cume through Friday is $895.37M with $371.57 domestic and $523.8M at the international box office. And the movie still has yet to debut in Japan.
There was a moment there where projecting $900M was an iffy proposition, but this surprise holiday season hit and holdover has had some crazy legs. The Jake Kasdan-helmed follow-up to…

EXCLUSIVE: When Saturday and Sunday grosses are factored in, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle will have topped $900M worldwide. The current cume through Friday is $895.37M with $371.57 domestic and $523.8M at the international box office. And the movie still has yet to debut in Japan. There was a moment there where projecting $900M was an iffy proposition, but this surprise holiday season hit and holdover has had some crazy legs. The Jake Kasdan-helmed follow-up to…

‘Jumanji’ Sequel in the Works With Director, Writers in Talks to Return

Sony is planning a sequel to Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji,” with screenwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner in talks to pen the script, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Filmmaker Jake Kasdan is expected to return as the film’s director as well.

News about the sequel shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that the film just became Johnson’s biggest domestic box office hit of his career, surpassing “Furious 7.” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has grossed more than $350 million in North America and more than $850 million globally.

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“Jumanji” also stars Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Nick Jonas and focuses on four teenagers being sucked into the “Jumanji” video game, where they take on alter egos and have to beat the game to return home.

The film currently holds a score of 76 percent “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Rosenberg and Pinkner are also writing the script for Sony’s “Venom,” which stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate. “Venom” will hit theaters on Oct. 5.

Kasdan is currently attached to direct “Bad Teacher 2” and is serving as an executive producer on both “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Speechless.”

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Sony is planning a sequel to Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji,” with screenwriters Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner in talks to pen the script, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Filmmaker Jake Kasdan is expected to return as the film’s director as well.

News about the sequel shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that the film just became Johnson’s biggest domestic box office hit of his career, surpassing “Furious 7.” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has grossed more than $350 million in North America and more than $850 million globally.

“Jumanji” also stars Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Nick Jonas and focuses on four teenagers being sucked into the “Jumanji” video game, where they take on alter egos and have to beat the game to return home.

The film currently holds a score of 76 percent “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes.

Rosenberg and Pinkner are also writing the script for Sony’s “Venom,” which stars Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Woody Harrelson, Riz Ahmed and Jenny Slate. “Venom” will hit theaters on Oct. 5.

Kasdan is currently attached to direct “Bad Teacher 2” and is serving as an executive producer on both “Fresh Off the Boat” and “Speechless.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle keeps on rocking at the global and international box office. Through Tuesday, the Jake Kasdan-helmed update on the 1995 board game adventure has grossed $701.7M worldwide. The split is $408M overseas and $293.7M domestic.
Offshore, the pic that stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, added $83M this past weekend (including actuals). That scored it a hat trick as the top…

EXCLUSIVE: Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle keeps on rocking at the global and international box office. Through Tuesday, the Jake Kasdan-helmed update on the 1995 board game adventure has grossed $701.7M worldwide. The split is $408M overseas and $293.7M domestic. Offshore, the pic that stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, added $83M this past weekend (including actuals). That scored it a hat trick as the top…

‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Crosses $100M At International Box Office

The international box office is proving to be a very welcome environment for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Sony‘s continuation of the 1995 classic. The Dwayne Johnson-starrer’s offshore cume through Thursday has hit $107M. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it’s swinging high. The worldwide total through Thursday is $226M.
Projections for the coming frame are above $50M. Last weekend’s overseas opening brought in $49.5M worth of moviegoers in 53 international markets including…

The international box office is proving to be a very welcome environment for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, Sony's continuation of the 1995 classic. The Dwayne Johnson-starrer’s offshore cume through Thursday has hit $107M. Directed by Jake Kasdan, it’s swinging high. The worldwide total through Thursday is $226M. Projections for the coming frame are above $50M. Last weekend’s overseas opening brought in $49.5M worth of moviegoers in 53 international markets including…

‘Jumanji’ Roars Past ‘The Greatest Showman’ in Wednesday Box Office Opening

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” earned a solid $7.2 million on its opening day Wednesday, on track for its $45 million six-day opening.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” grossed $2.45 million on Wednesday. It’s projected to have a six-day opening in the low-to-mid $20 million range against an $84 million budget.

Made on a budget of $90 million, “Jumanji” will try to peel off some family audiences and the 18-35 demographic with its quartet of box office drawing stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. The film also has critics on its side, currently giving it an 77 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film’s CinemaScore is A-.

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Directed by Jake Kasdan and based on the 1995 Robin Williams adventure film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follows four teens who wind up in detention and find a mysterious video game, which is actually the Jumanji board game from the first film transformed into a video game cartridge. When they play it, they get sucked inside the game and are transformed into their game avatars. With the help of another player who fell into the game 20 years ago (Nick Jonas), the quartet must find a way to escape. The film was written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner.

“The Greatest Showman” is directed by Michael Gracey from a script by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon with songs written by “La La Land” lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Williams star. The film has been nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Musical or Comedy, Best Original Song, and Best Actor for Jackman.

“The Greatest Showman,” a musical based on the life of famed circus founder P.T. Barnum, has received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a score of 48 percent. However, it has received a CinemaScore of A.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to continue its winning streak in its second weekend at the box office, looking to exceed another $100 million. So far, “The Last Jedi” has earned $261.8 million domestically, and $536.6 million globally.

Christmas weekend at the box office is going to become more crowded, as Trish Sie’s “Pitch Perfect 3,” Lawrence Sher’s “Father Figures” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” are also opening in wide release.

In addition to these wide releases, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” and Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour” will expand nationwide while other awards contenders like Fox’s “The Post,” Sony’s “All The Money In The World,” STX’s “Molly’s Game,” and Focus’ “The Phantom Thread” will also make their entrance.

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” earned a solid $7.2 million on its opening day Wednesday, on track for its $45 million six-day opening.

Meanwhile, Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” grossed $2.45 million on Wednesday. It’s projected to have a six-day opening in the low-to-mid $20 million range against an $84 million budget.

Made on a budget of $90 million, “Jumanji” will try to peel off some family audiences and the 18-35 demographic with its quartet of box office drawing stars: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan. The film also has critics on its side, currently giving it an 77 percent “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film’s CinemaScore is A-.

Directed by Jake Kasdan and based on the 1995 Robin Williams adventure film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follows four teens who wind up in detention and find a mysterious video game, which is actually the Jumanji board game from the first film transformed into a video game cartridge. When they play it, they get sucked inside the game and are transformed into their game avatars. With the help of another player who fell into the game 20 years ago (Nick Jonas), the quartet must find a way to escape. The film was written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner.

“The Greatest Showman” is directed by Michael Gracey from a script by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon with songs written by “La La Land” lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Michelle Williams star. The film has been nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Musical or Comedy, Best Original Song, and Best Actor for Jackman.

“The Greatest Showman,” a musical based on the life of famed circus founder P.T. Barnum, has received mixed reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a score of 48 percent. However, it has received a CinemaScore of A.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is expected to continue its winning streak in its second weekend at the box office, looking to exceed another $100 million. So far, “The Last Jedi” has earned $261.8 million domestically, and $536.6 million globally.

Christmas weekend at the box office is going to become more crowded, as Trish Sie’s “Pitch Perfect 3,” Lawrence Sher’s “Father Figures” and Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” are also opening in wide release.

In addition to these wide releases, Fox Searchlight’s “The Shape of Water” and Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour” will expand nationwide while other awards contenders like Fox’s “The Post,” Sony’s “All The Money In The World,” STX’s “Molly’s Game,” and Focus’ “The Phantom Thread” will also make their entrance.

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