Jumanji fends off new movies to top box office for 3rd week

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson along with funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, continued to stomp the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third straight week.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson along with funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, continued to stomp the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third straight week.PHOTO: SONY PICTURES

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle continued to stomp the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third straight week.

Jumanji, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson along with funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, netted just over US$20 million (S$26.4 million) for the three-day weekend, bringing its total to US$317 million in its fifth week out, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations reported.

Debuting in second place was 12 Strong, starring Chris Hemsworth, about US Special Forces deployed to Afghanistan after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks. It had a take of US$16.5 million.

Gritty heist thriller Den Of Thieves was third in its debut weekend, with US$15.3 million. The movie, starring Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Gerard Butler, follows the intersecting lives of the major crimes unit of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and an elite band of robbers.

The Post dropped to fourth place from second, after pulling in US$12.2 million for a total take of US$45.2 million in four weeks.

The Greatest Showman netted US$11 million to take the fifth spot. It has taken in US$113.5 million in five weeks.