Sony Dates ‘Jumanji’ Sequel For December 2019 – CinemaCon

During the tail end of Sony’s film slate presentation at CinemaCon, chairman Tom Rothman announced the release date for the next Jumanji installment for December 2019. “Don’t give all your screens to Star Wars,” Rothman said to …

During the tail end of Sony’s film slate presentation at CinemaCon, chairman Tom Rothman announced the release date for the next Jumanji installment for December 2019. “Don’t give all your screens to Star Wars,” Rothman said to the exhibitors seated in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, the reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams-starring adventure pic, is officially the studio's highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office, overtaking Sam…

‘Jumanji’ Sequel to Release in December 2019

At Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman revealed that 2017’s surprise blockbuster “Jumanji” will be getting a sequel to premiere Christmastime of next year. Rothman acknowledged t…

At Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman revealed that 2017’s surprise blockbuster “Jumanji” will be getting a sequel to premiere Christmastime of next year. Rothman acknowledged that the release date would pit it against “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which is set to premiere around the same time. “Jumanji: Welcome […]

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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Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts for the week ended March 24. The adventure comedy – a sequel to the 1995 original “Jumanji” – was a surprise hit at the box office, earning $402 million in U.S. theaters and nearly $950 million worldwide. […]

Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts for the week ended March 24. The adventure comedy – a sequel to the 1995 original “Jumanji” – was a surprise hit at the box office, earning $402 million in U.S. theaters and nearly $950 million worldwide. […]

‘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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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Is Now Dwayne Johnson’s Biggest Domestic Release

Dwayne Johnson has become one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, and now he’s set a new personal record, as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will pass “Furious 7” on Monday to become The Rock’s highest-grossing domestic release.

This weekend, “Jumanji” added $11 million to bring its domestic total to $352.7 million, just $300,000 shy of the $353 million made by “Furious 7” in the summer of 2015. “Furious 7” is the highest-grossing film in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, taking a big bump as viewers flocked to theaters to see the final film of the late Paul Walker.

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If Johnson’s films are ranked by global gross, “Furious 7” is still king with $1.5 billion. But “Jumanji,” a film which was expected to be a modest success as counter-programming to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” has still surpassed analysts’ expectations with a running global total of $855.7 million. It’s a huge rebound for Johnson, after he had a rare box office misstep last summer with “Baywatch,” which only grossed $177.8 million worldwide against a $69 million budget before marketing costs.

Later this year, Johnson will return to theaters with two new blockbusters: the WB monster film “Rampage,” due out in April, and the Sony thriller “Skyscraper,” which comes out in July. The two films, combined with “Jumanji,” will push Johnson’s lifetime combined domestic gross at the box office past $9 billion, with the $10 billion mark likely to be hit in 2019, when he is set to star alongside Jason Statham in a “Fast & Furious” spinoff based around his character, Luke Hobbs.

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Dwayne Johnson has become one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, and now he’s set a new personal record, as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will pass “Furious 7” on Monday to become The Rock’s highest-grossing domestic release.

This weekend, “Jumanji” added $11 million to bring its domestic total to $352.7 million, just $300,000 shy of the $353 million made by “Furious 7” in the summer of 2015. “Furious 7” is the highest-grossing film in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, taking a big bump as viewers flocked to theaters to see the final film of the late Paul Walker.

If Johnson’s films are ranked by global gross, “Furious 7” is still king with $1.5 billion. But “Jumanji,” a film which was expected to be a modest success as counter-programming to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” has still surpassed analysts’ expectations with a running global total of $855.7 million. It’s a huge rebound for Johnson, after he had a rare box office misstep last summer with “Baywatch,” which only grossed $177.8 million worldwide against a $69 million budget before marketing costs.

Later this year, Johnson will return to theaters with two new blockbusters: the WB monster film “Rampage,” due out in April, and the Sony thriller “Skyscraper,” which comes out in July. The two films, combined with “Jumanji,” will push Johnson’s lifetime combined domestic gross at the box office past $9 billion, with the $10 billion mark likely to be hit in 2019, when he is set to star alongside Jason Statham in a “Fast & Furious” spinoff based around his character, Luke Hobbs.

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‘Jumanji’ Edges Out ‘Maze Runner’ to Reclaim Box Office Crown

With most studios staying away from this weekend due to the Super Bowl, the box office took its customary drop in business with an estimated 33 percent decrease compared to last week. That’s expected to change next week with the release of “Fifty Shades Freed” and “Peter Rabbit,” but for now, Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” will take the No. 1 spot one more time with $11 million in its seventh weekend.

With a domestic total of $352.7 million, “Jumanji” will pass “Furious 7” on Monday to become Dwayne Johnson’s highest grossing film in North America. “Furious 7” will remain his top global grossing film with $1.5 billion, but even in that category, “Jumanji” is performing well with $855 million worldwide, passing “Thor: Ragnarok” for the No. 8 spot on the 2017 global charts. It is also the first December release to take the No. 1 spot on a February weekend since “Titanic” did it 20 years ago.

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“Jumanji” just edged out last weekend’s No. 1 film, Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which made an estimated $10.2 million this weekend for a 58 percent drop off from its $24.1 million opening and a ten-day total of $39.8 million. By comparison, the last film in the series, “The Scorch Trials,” had a ten-day total of $51.9 million in 2015, which equates to a 23 percent drop.

In third is this weekend’s lone new release, Lionsgate/CBS Films’ “Winchester,” which opened to $9.25 million from 2,480 screens. That’s on the upper end of tracker projections, which peaked at $10 million. The horror film has a B- on CinemaScore and a 9 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest critical score for any film starring Mirren outside of the documentary “The Pulitzer at 100,” which earned zero percent.

In fourth is “The Greatest Showman,” staying in the top five with yet another strong hold of $7.8 million in its seventh weekend for a $137.4 million total. In fifth is Entertainment Studios’ “Hostiles” with $5.5 million in its second weekend in wide release, adding 155 screens this weekend for a screen count of 2,934 and a domestic total of $21.2 million. “Hostiles” narrowly edged out ‘The Post,” which added $5.2 million to bring its total to $67.1 million.

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With most studios staying away from this weekend due to the Super Bowl, the box office took its customary drop in business with an estimated 33 percent decrease compared to last week. That’s expected to change next week with the release of “Fifty Shades Freed” and “Peter Rabbit,” but for now, Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” will take the No. 1 spot one more time with $11 million in its seventh weekend.

With a domestic total of $352.7 million, “Jumanji” will pass “Furious 7” on Monday to become Dwayne Johnson’s highest grossing film in North America. “Furious 7” will remain his top global grossing film with $1.5 billion, but even in that category, “Jumanji” is performing well with $855 million worldwide, passing “Thor: Ragnarok” for the No. 8 spot on the 2017 global charts. It is also the first December release to take the No. 1 spot on a February weekend since “Titanic” did it 20 years ago.

“Jumanji” just edged out last weekend’s No. 1 film, Fox’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” which made an estimated $10.2 million this weekend for a 58 percent drop off from its $24.1 million opening and a ten-day total of $39.8 million. By comparison, the last film in the series, “The Scorch Trials,” had a ten-day total of $51.9 million in 2015, which equates to a 23 percent drop.

In third is this weekend’s lone new release, Lionsgate/CBS Films’ “Winchester,” which opened to $9.25 million from 2,480 screens. That’s on the upper end of tracker projections, which peaked at $10 million. The horror film has a B- on CinemaScore and a 9 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest critical score for any film starring Mirren outside of the documentary “The Pulitzer at 100,” which earned zero percent.

In fourth is “The Greatest Showman,” staying in the top five with yet another strong hold of $7.8 million in its seventh weekend for a $137.4 million total. In fifth is Entertainment Studios’ “Hostiles” with $5.5 million in its second weekend in wide release, adding 155 screens this weekend for a screen count of 2,934 and a domestic total of $21.2 million. “Hostiles” narrowly edged out ‘The Post,” which added $5.2 million to bring its total to $67.1 million.

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