Jumanji: The Next Level Takes Down Frozen II at the Box Office
After spending three straight weekends freezing the competition and dominating first place, Frozen II was officially defeated by Jumanji: The Next Level by Sony Pictures. The highly anticipated sequel debuted with a domestic total of $ 60.1 million over the weekend, totaling $ 213 million worldwide. To compare, the film's predecessor, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, debuted with a domestic total of $ 36.2 over its opening weekend in 2017.
Walt Disney Studios' animated sequel, Frozen II, dropped to second place, with a domestic investment of $ 19.2 million over the weekend, totaling $ 366.5 domestically and officially exceeding $ 1 billion in Worldwide. According Deadline, the movie is the sixth Disney title to make over one billion at the world box office this year. Frozen II will also likely surpass the $ 1.27 billion world summit of the original 2013 movie.
Lionsgate's Knives Out moved to No. 3 at the box office after raising $ 9.3 million over the weekend for $ 78.9 million domestic transportation and a worldwide sum of $ 162.2 million. Richard Jewell earned $ 5 million over his debut weekend, marking Clint Eastwood's second worst domestic opening in the director's career, according to The Hollywood Reporter, when the movie went to point 4.
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse's Black Christmas claimed spot # 5 over the weekend, opening the domestic market with low $ 4.4 million for $ 7.5 million worldwide shipping. The horror remake was initially planned to open about $ 10 million, falling short of box office expectations (via Deadline)