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'Jumanji,' 'Insidious' top 'Star Wars' in its fourth weekend

09 January 2018, 02:18 | Max Haynes

REUTERS Peter Nicholls Daisy Ridley arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London Britain

REUTERS  Peter Nicholls Daisy Ridley arrives for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London Britain

But before we get to the DJ Khaled horror flick - taking the No. 1 spot for the first time since its release is "Jumanji", bringing in an estimated $36 million in its third week out.

Jumanji was already closing the gap with Star Wars: The Last Jedi last weekend, but yesterday, it surpassed it by $4 million making it clear that audiences love Jumanji, and it's here to stay. The film, which reportedly cost $90 million, has also added about $275 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $519.4 million.

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 dropped Star Wars: The Last Jedi - another franchise sequel - to third place with $24-million, as the sci-fi thriller's cumulative take surpassed the $570-million mark. "Showman" grossed $24 million in 74 markets, led by a $3.7 million Russian launch and a $3.3 million second weekend in the United Kingdom, for an overseas total of $74.5 million. The space blockbuster has grossed $572.5 million to date.

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The Last Jedi falls to 3 this week and is starting to tumble fast and will only just out gross Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and not even come close to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Rounding out the top five are Fox's Hugh Jackman-starring musical The Greatest Showman, with an estimated $13.8 million, and Universal's a cappella comedy Pitch Perfect 3, with about $10.2 million.

Check back on Monday for the full box office report of how all the movies held up over the weekend.



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