'Jumanji' Regains Top Spot for Modest Super Bowl Weekend

Nick Jonas Jumanji

Nick Jonas Jumanji

Naturally, Sony is going forward with another Jumanji movie, and the Welcome to the Jungle creative team may remain intact.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle managed the rare feat over the weekend of regaining the No. 1 spot in North American box offices in its seventh week out, according to industry estimates.

Sony's adventure comedy family-film had only landed behind the notice of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in its first two weeks of release but had risen in its hits through the weeks. Although the story doesn't indicate that Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas will also come back for the sequel, it stands to reason that they will.

The sequel to the 1995 fantasy adventure based on Chris Van Allsburg's 1981 children's book, Jumanji follows four teens who are transported into the unsafe world of a retro video game they discover while cleaning the basement of their high school.

Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle is now the #1 movie at the box office once again, and it has brought in over a whopping $857 million for Sony.

This makes "Jumanji" trailing second only to biggest domestic grosser "Spider-Man", which gained $403 million in gross in 2002.

"The film is the gift that keeps on giving for Sony as it continues to defy convention as it ascends back to the top spot once again in an impressive seventh weekend showing". CBS Films and Lionsgate horror film "Winchester", which was the week's only major new release, came in third place with $9.25 million weekend gross ticket sales.

"Jumanji", which declined just 32 percent, is only the 11th title to top $11 million in its seventh weekend.

Fox's "Maze Runner: The Death Cure", which won the box office last weekend, finished second with $10.2 million from 3,793 locations.

Fox's "The Greatest Showman", with Hugh Jackman as larger-than-life circus impresario P.T. Barnum, clung to fourth spot, taking in $7.8 million.

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