Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle couldn’t quite pull off the upset over the four day New Year’s weekend as Star Wars: The Last Jedi retains its top spot at the box office.
Early estimates for the weekend had The Last Jedi winning the traditional weekend but being pipped to first place by the Jumanji sequel over the four day weekend. This, however, didn’t come to pass, as The Last Jedi found its way to victory.
Earning an estimated $68.4 million, The Last Jedi just held on to its top spot, beating Jumanji: Welcome to Jungle’s impressive $66.5 million. Jumanji’s total now sits at a much better than expected $185.7 million in North America and $350 million worldwide.
The near $70 million New Year’s weekend by Star Wars: The Last Jedi takes the film’s domestic total to a colossus $533.1 million and past the $1 billion mark globally.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) as DJ and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) as Vice Admiral Holdo.