"Star Wars" out, "Jumanji" in at box office

Part of that is fatigue and part of that is the fact we now get a new Star Wars film every year, but $220 million seems like an uncomfortable decline.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle moved from the runner-up position to first place at the box office over the weekend by earning an estimated $36-million.

But this time, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has come up against the formidable Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. In its third weekend of release, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finally went from bridesmaid to bride-or, ditching the metaphors, from spot number two to spot number one after two weeks lagging behind box office juggernaut Star Wars: The Last Jedi (weekend gross $23.5 million, total gross $572.5 million). The movie already earned back its reported production cost of $90 million. It's no wonder that nearly no one thought "Last Key" would open any higher than $22 million, though some pundits predicted a premiere as low as $16 million.

Move over, "Star Wars", there are some new box office champs this weekend. Chastain received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress in a drama for her work in the film - whether or not she wins will be determined Sunday.

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Ferdinand was down 32% in its fourth weekend with $7.7 million, bringing its totals to $70.5 million domestically and $183.3 million from a $111 million budget. The film, which carries on the saga of intergalactic intrigue, features original Star Wars cast members Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher, as well as new-school stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran. Jumanji, the big victor of the winter season, will end the weekend with over $240 million at the domestic box office (in addition to $200 million plus overseas). So far, Johnson and Co have drummed up more than $245 million domestically, add to that more than $280 million internationally, and Jumanji is a bonafide blockbuster.

Universal Pictures' musical-comedy "Pitch Perfect 3" wrapped up the top-five this weekend, bringing in $10.2M across 3,458 locations. "Darkest Hour" (PG-13) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:20.

The doll perfectly combines the cutesy QQ penguin logo with the cold face of the Stormtrooper, the most popular character in the film series. "Molly's Game" (R) 3:50, 6:55. This weekend it jumped up to 3,800 screens and saw a minuscule drop from last weekend (-28%).

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