Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle knocks Star Wars off top spot at weekend box office

The second instalment in the Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, knocked Star Wars: The Last Jedi off the weekend box office throne.

The follow up of the original Jumanji film, which was released in 1995 starring Robin Williams, made $9.222m on its first weekend, according to the Motion Pictures Distributors Association of Australia report. Since its premiere, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has collected almost $16m.

The latest iteration of the film sees four teenagers get sucked into the game and become adult avatars (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan), who must complete the game to return to the real world.

In second place and making an additional $6.182m across 597 screens last weekend was Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film’s opening weekend was the second-biggest of all time with more than $20m in earnings. It has now made $45.495m since its debut.

Hugh Jackman and Zac Efron’s new film The Greatest Showman entered the weekend box office in third place, with $4.220m made over the weekend. Since its premiere on December 26, it has made $6.814m.

New Disney film Coco made $1.685m in its first weekend at box office while Ferdinand came in fifth place making $1.420m.

Outside of the top five, Paddington 2 made $1.280m on its first weekend while Downsizing, featuring Matt Damon, came in sixth, grossing $1.104m.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (Sony) $9,222,664 466 $15,885,194
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney) $6,182,004 597 $45,492,479
The Greatest Showman On Earth (Fox) $4,220,714 287 $6,814,778
Coco (Disney) $1,685,532 392 $3,519,372
Ferdinand (Fox) $1,420,453 296 $7,452,627
Paddington 2 (Studiocanal) $1,280,318 315 $3,961,243
Downsizing (Paramount) $1,014,554 186 $1,694,244
Wonder (Roadshow) $582,435 171 $10,923,293
Daddy's Home 2 (Paramount) $281,055 271 $12,463,204
Call Me By Your Name (Sony) $263,919 34 $582,742
Just To Be Sure (Palace) $262,187 25 $677,044
Tiger Zinda Hai (Mindblowing Films) $233,891 33 $1,291,382
Breathe (Transmission) $190,801 76 $327,572
Murder On The Orient Express (Fox) $168,294 64 $15,779,333
The Disaster Artist (Wb) $89,815 34 $2,072,260
The Florida Project (Icon) $85,598 18 $194,022
Thor: Ragnarok (Disney) $74,637 45 $35,072,358
Youth (Magnum) $74,450 11 $507,163
The Ex-file 3: The Ruturn Of The Exes (Chinalion Film) $55,253 16 $55,253
Justice League (Wb) $51,597 58 $19,707,814


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