'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' enjoys third weekend of box office triumph

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle outmuscled a trio of new wide releases, its $20 million third-weekend haul bringing its domestic cume past the $300 million mark. So far, Jumanji has earned $757.7 million worldwide, making it the 11th highest earner among films released in 2017. Give it a few more weeks, and it should be able to surpass Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ $794.9 million to slip into the top ten.

Despite the lack of a first-place finish, new releases 12 Strong and Den of Thieves (pictured) did well for themselves, exceeding expectations with $16.5 million and $15.3 million debuts, respectively. The remainder of the top five was made up by holdovers: The Post (weekend gross $12.1 million, total gross $45.1 million) and The Greatest Showman ($11 million, total gross $113.4 million), the latter continuing its trend of having a remarkably strong week-to-week hold despite last month's soft opening.

Making its way into the top ten was new release Forever My Girl, which earned a respectable $4.7 million on 1,115 screens. Awards contenders Phantom Thread and Call Me By Your Name, meanwhile, expanded from limited release to 896 and 815 theaters, respectively. Phantom Thread landed in spot number twelve with $3.3 million, while Call Me By Your Name mustered up a milquetoast $1.5 million.

New to theaters in limited release were GKids animated offering Mary and The Witch’s Flower ($329,097 on 161 screens) and documentary Kangaroo ($2,562 on two screens). The weekend’s per-theatre champ was Christian Bale starrer Hostiles, which earned $392,000 on 49 screens for a PTA of $8,000.