'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' keeps roaring at top spot

Image via Sony  Screen Gems

Image via Sony Screen Gems

Jumanji also topped the Chinese box office and has made more than US$550 million worldwide. 7, 2018, that the Johnson-led â€Jumanji” is estimated to have earned an additional $36 million, bringing its total to $244.4 million.

The drama about the Pentagon Papers generated $18.6 million in revenue from North American theaters over the first three days of the long weekend, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. The film is expected to be a constant presence at the box office through awards season, as its timely nature is giving it good word of mouth.

Coming closest was Steven Spielberg's "The Post", starring Streep and Tom Hanks. 20th Century Fox's musical biopic "The Greatest Showman " finished fifth with an estimated 11.8 million dollars in its fourth weekend.

Fox is also getting great word of mouth for "The Greatest Showman", which continues to hang tough in the top five with a $15 million four-day weekend.

PM Modi hosts dinner for Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu is on a six-day visit to India , the first Israeli Premier to visit India after 2003 when Ariel Sharon came. The visit also marks 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

According to Variety, this holiday weekend box office gross is up a cool $10 during the same time period past year, which can exclusively be attributed to the unstoppable force that is Jumanji. With a reported production budget of $84 million, it's not going to make much of a profit, but neither is it going to end up flopping as it appeared to be upon release.

Liam Neeson's new action film, "The Commuter", opened with weekend sales of $13.5 million for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., placing third.

PADDINGTON 2 finds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes. The weekends other two new releases, Proud Mary and Paddington 2, started off their box office run in the lower tier of the top 10, debuting in the sixth and eighth position on this week's box office chart.

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