Weekend Box Office: Insidious and Jumaji Dethrone Star Wars
Star Wars loses a step at the box office
While it may be a little overcrowded, this weekend’s box-office offered a wide-array of choices for winter-worn moviegoers. A horror-thriller finally hit the box-office this weekend, a genre that has been pretty quiet since Halloween, and previous hits like Jumanji and Pitch Perfect battled against Disney’s Star Wars.
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” managed to topple Star Wars at the box-office this weekend, bringing in $36M across 3,801 locations. The adventure-comedy has now made over $244M domestically for the studio since the film premiered three weeks ago. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was directed by Jake Kasdan, working off a screenplay written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black.
“Insidious: The Last Key,” from Universal Pictures, also beat Star Wars this weekend, the horror-thriller debut to number-two on the domestic charts with a $29.2M weekend across 3,116 locations. “Insidious: The Last Key” was directed by Adam Robitel, the film stars Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, and Angus Sampson.
Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” still made an impressive $23.5M this weekend, remaining in 4,232 locations and crossing the $500M mark domestically. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was directed by Rian Johnson, the film features Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Tom Hardy, Adam Driver, Billie Lourd, Mark Hamill, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and John Boyega.
“The Greatest Showman” managed to remain in fourth-place overall this weekend, bringing in $13.8M across 3,342 locations. The musical has now grossed over $75.9M domestically since its debut three-weeks ago. “The Greatest Showman” was directed by Michael Gracey, the screenplay was written by Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, and Zandaya.
Universal Pictures’ musical-comedy “Pitch Perfect 3” wrapped up the top-five this weekend, bringing in $10.2M across 3,458 locations. Since the film’s debut three-weeks ago, the comedy has made almost $86M domestically. “Pitch Perfect 3” was directed by Trish Sie, working from a screenplay by Kay Cannon and Mike White. The film features Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Hailee Steinfeld.