‘Jumanji’ Holds Off ’12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ for Top Box Office Spot

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” expected to add another $20 million to its total this weekend

Last Updated: January 20, 2018 @ 7:49 PM

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will be the No. 1 film at the box office for the third straight weekend, as it is estimated to make $19.9 million from 3,704 locations in its fifth weekend in theaters. That amount would push its domestic total to $316 million, passing “Thor: Ragnarok” as the seventh highest grossing film released in 2017.

Dwayne Johnson’s long-running action comedy kept its top spot despite a challenge from this week’s new releases, WB/Alcon’s “12 Strong” and STX’s “Den of Thieves,” which are finishing second and third, respectively. “12 Strong” is hitting its projection target with an estimated $15.2 million opening from 3,002 locations. Critics have been mixed about the film, giving it a 56 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. But opening night audiences embraced the film’s salute to the soldiers who were part of the early stages of the War in Afghanistan, giving it an A on CinemaScore.

“Den of Thieves,” meanwhile, was expected to make around $9 million this weekend but is beating expectations with a $15 million opening from 2.432 screens. The film’s story about a heist on Los Angeles’ Federal Reserve building was met negatively by critics with a 38 percent RT score, while audiences gave it a B+ on CinemaScore.

In fourth place is “The Greatest Showman,” which refuses to bow out of the top five after five weekends in theaters, adding another estimated $11.8 million and putting its domestic total at $114 million. Just behind “Showman” is “The Post,” which completes the top five with an estimated $11.3 million.

Meanwhile, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has finally fallen out of the top five in its sixth weekend in theaters, currently sitting at the No. 7 spot with $6.6 million. Despite that, the film will still pass a milestone this weekend, as it becomes only the sixth film in box office history to gross over $600 million domestically. Roadside Attractions’ new romance “Forever My Girl” opened in tenth with an estimated $4 million opening from 1,115 screens.