Box Office: January 5-7, 2018
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was Number One at the box office over the weekend with $36 Million for $244.3 Million so far. I knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Star Wars: The Last Jedi had a great run but had it not opened against a no-blockbuster like Star Wars, Jumanji 2 would have been the Number One film weeks ago. Better late than never and from what I have heard, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is deserving of this turn of events.
Insidious: The Last Key premiered in Second Place with $29.2 Million. That is almost half of what the first Insidious film made in its entire North America run. Insidious: The Last Key is supposedly the fourth and final film in the franchise but if The Last Key makes $100 Million in the U.S. box office, I don’t believe a fifth film in the franchise will be inconceivable.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was Third with $23.5 Million for $572.5 Million so far. The Greatest Showman was Fourth for the third week in a row with $13.8 Million. Pitch Perfect 3 was Fifth with $10.2 Million.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Insidious: The Last Key is a 2018 American supernatural horror film directed by Adam Robitel and written by Leigh Whannell. It is the fourth installment in the Insidious franchise, and the second in terms of the series’s in-story chronology, following 2015’s Insidious: Chapter 3. It stars Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, and Bruce Davison. The film follows parapsychologist Elise Rainier as she investigates a haunting in her childhood home.
Next week sees the release of: Paddington 2, The Commuter, Proud Mary, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Paddington 2 will be Number One at the box office.
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