JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Passes SPIDER-MAN To Become Sony's Highest Grossing Movie Ever In The U.S.

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE Passes SPIDER-MAN To Become Sony's Highest Grossing Movie Ever In The U.S.

After 16 years, Spider-Man's reign atop Sony's domestic box office charts has finally come to an end. It has reportedly been dethroned by the highly successful reboot/sequel Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson isn't just king of the jungle, he's now king of Sony Pictures. Following an incredibly successful (and surprising) box office run, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finally dethroned Sam Raimi's Spider-Man as Sony's highest-grossing film ever at the domestic box office.

Released in 2002, Raimi's Spider-Man grossed $403.7 million domestically, jump-starting a very successful trilogy of films for Sony. It's taken 16 years, but now, per Deadline, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is Sony's top performer stateside. Although Spider-Man enjoyed a much larger opening weekend, Jumanji, which released in December 2017 shortly after Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has shown incredible legs. It dominated the box office in January 2018 before finally running into some competition with Marvel's Black Panther which has broken all sorts of box office records. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle now sits at No. 26 on the all time domestic box office charts.

Worldwide, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is second for Sony with a global haul of $951 million, trailing Skyfall's $1.1 billion. The film is currently No. 42 on the all-time worldwide box office charts.

Deadline's finance sources estimate Jumanji will bring in "an estimated $305.7 million in profit after all ancillaries back to Sony."

A sequel for the film is already being planned with stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan possibly returning to repirse their roles. Director Jake Kasdan is also reported to return to the director's chair for the sequel. As for a release date, Sony is targeting December 2019 which would compete with Star Wars Episode IX. It seemed to workout fine this time around, so perhaps Sony is looking to press its luck.
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