"Insidious" Tops US Friday Box Office, But "Jumanji" Set For Weekend Victory

Ruben Ruiz
January 9, 2018

It was estimated to bring in $23.6 million over the weekend, with a running domestic total of $572.5 million.

The reign of Star Wars: The Last Jedi is over as American audiences this week have preferred the comedy of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. The film, which reportedly cost $90 million, has also added about $275 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $519.4 million. The Jake Kasdan-directed movie updates the story of a magical board game come to life and stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart.

Meanwhile, the latest installment of the horror film franchise, Insidious, scared the iconic science fiction franchise's devotees away from the box office. Insidious: The Final Key, the fourth chapter of the supernatural franchise, took second place in the box office as it spooked moviegoers with its $29.3 million earnings. That's higher than the $22.7 million opening managed by Insidious 3 and way beyond the $13.3 million of the original Insidious (a sleeper hit), but it falls considerably short of Insidious 2, which bowed to $40.3 million in 2013. It stars Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Josh Stewart, Caitlin Gerard, and Bruce Davison.

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The film, following four teens who find themselves inside the video game world of Jumanji, has grossed more than $500 million worldwide and opens in the huge Chinese market next weekend.

Credited with $6.6 million in recepits, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was Friday's #3 film.

And remember, just because this movie has "last" in the title somewhere doesn't mean it's the last film in the franchise. The Greatest Showman, which included the Best Original Song victor "This is Me", placed fourth in the box office race as it earned over $13.8 million. Check out the January 1-7 figures below.

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