‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Passes $900M Worldwide

JumanjiAccording to reports from Box Office Mojo, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has made over $900M worldwide.

To the surprise to everyone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has become one of 2017’s biggest success stories. While the film was not projected to be a flop, it was certainly not expected to make as much money as it did, given Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s release less then a week earlier. But nonetheless, the film has remained a top box office contender as 2017 drew to a close and as 2018 began.

With it’s current haul, the film has risen to be Sony Pictures’ second highest grossing film of all time, both worldwide and domestically. In the United States the film remains bested by 2002’s Spider-Man which made over $400M during its run. Worldwide, the filmranks behind the 007 film, Skyfall which grossed over a billion worldwide. Nonetheless, the film’s current haul is impressive.

The film initially came in at a distant second to The Last Jedi but slowly gained a larger audience as December wore on. The Jumanji sequel eventually topped the Star Wars sequel and remained a major money maker throughout the month. This past weekend it finally cleared the $900M mark.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle‘s success has had a lot to do with it’s overseas market. Domestically the film has only cleared $377M and is far from the the year’s top money maker. Overseas, however, the film has cleared over $500M and seems to have connected to foreign audiences in a way that no one expected.

Here is a plot synopsis for the film:

Welcome to the Jungle continues the legend of Jumanji introduced in the 1995 family film starring Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst. In the sequel, four high schoolers discover Jumanji, now in the form of an old video game, and are sucked into the jungles of the game, taking on the form of very different avatars who must beat the story in order to return to the real world.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is now playing in theaters. The film’s cast also includes Nick Jonas, Alex Wolff, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Maribeth Monroe, Missi Pyle, Purab Kohli, Rhys Darby, Tim Matheson, Marc Evan Jackson, and Bobby Cannavale.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is currently in theaters.

Source: Box Office Mojo

5 Reasons Michael Bay Is The Perfect Director For DC’s ‘Lobo’

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Michael Bay DC Films LoboOne of the most “in development hell” movies from DC has been Lobo. In fall of 2009, Guy Ritchie was attached to the project, but he left in early 2010 to work on other films. Two years later, Brad Peyton was reportedly going to write and direct the film with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson starring as the titular character. However, Johnson was soon after announced as Black Adam. Jason Fuchs had been named the screenwriter in spring of 2016 but there still wasn’t a solid director rumored or announced until a few weeks ago when Michael Bay was revealed to be in talks for the project.

Bay has to be one of the most polarizing directors in the last 25 years and I think the criticisms are valid. You’ve got films like The Rock, Armageddon, Bad Boys and Transformers on one side but then you’ve got some questionable choices in those same franchises as well. But Lobo is something that might be a little different and not the typical Michael Bay experience so there are reasons why this movie might actually work with him at the helm.

Hit Next to check out five reasons Michael Bay is the perfect director for DC’s Lobo!

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