Although it came in for a lot of flak when the project was first announced, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has proven to be a firm favourite both with critics and audiences alike.
This past weekend it topped the U.S. box office, becoming the first December release to hit #1 in February since James Cameron’s Titanic, and now the film finds itself just $300,000 shy of Furious 7’s $353 million North American haul, meaning it is close to become Dwayne Johnson’s biggest ever domestic hit.
Worldwide, Welcome to the Jungle has pulled in $855.7 million, so it will still trail both The Fate of the Furious ($1.236 billion) and Furious 7 ($1.516 billion) globally. Nevertheless, it’s still proven to be a very welcome hit for Sony, with the studio already announcing that it is in development on a sequel.
In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is set for release on December 22nd 2017 and sees Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) directing a cast that includes Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Kevin Hart (Central Intelligence), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Rhys Darby (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), Nick Jonas (Scream Queens), Alex Wolff (The Sitter), Madison Iseman (Still the King), Morgan Turner (Remember Me) and Ser’Darius Blain (Star Trek Into Darkness).
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