By Alex Wiggan
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has topped the US box office charts for a fourth week.
The movie – a sequel to the 1995 Robin Williams movie – has returned to the Number 1 spot for a fourth week, after being dethroned last week by Maze Runner: The Death Cure. According to Box Office Mojo, Jumanji took around $11 million dollars this week, taking the movie’s total up to $855 million.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is performing very well at present and is maintaining a steady audience. Although the film didn’t reach the Number 1 spot on its opening weekend – that accolade went to The Last Jedi, which opened a couple of days ahead of Jumanji – the film has since demonstrated some stamina.
In January, Jumanji climbed its way up to the top of the charts and remained there for three weeks. This latest return to the Number 1 position demonstrates there’s still life in the Dwayne Johnson-starring action-comedy.
Will Jumanji surpass the $1 billion dollar mark? It’s entirely possible, as the film still hasn’t opened in Japan.
Either way, Jumanji is surpassing all expectations and is proving to be very profitable for Sony Pictures. At present, it is Sony’s third highest grossing movie (domestically), sitting just behind Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man (2002).