Jumanji: The Next Level opened atop the domestic box office over the weekend with an estimated $60.1 million. The sequel took in an additional $152.5 million internationally for a combined worldwide debut of $212 million. The opening weekend of the film nearly doubled the previous Jumanji film in 2017 which opened with $36.1 million. That film went on to gross $404 million domestically and $962 million worldwide.
Dropping to second place after three weeks on top was Disney’s Frozen II. The film took in another $19.2 million to bring the animated film’s domestic total to $366 million. The film has taken in $1.032 billion worldwide. Third place saw Lionsgate’s Knives Out take in another $9.25 million for $78.9 million domestically so far.
Opening in fourth place was Warner Bros.’ Richard Jewell. The biopic from Warner Bros. about an American security guard Richard Jewell (Paul Walter Hauser) saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics. The film by Clint Eastwood has seen some controversy with some of the creative liberties taken with the facts of the story.
Rounding out the top five was Universal’s Black Christmas about a group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. The film opened with $4.4 million.
- Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) $60.1 mil
- Frozen II (Disney) $19.2 mil
- Knives Out (LGF) $9.3 mil
- Richard Jewell (Warner Bros.) $5.0 mil
- Black Christmas (Universal) $4.4 mil
Coming up this weekend will see the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from Disney. Universal Pictures will also open the musical Cats. Vertical Entertainment will also open the drama She’s Missing in limited release.