‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Tracking for Strong $60M Christmas Debut

Christmas 2017 looks to be very merry for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which is tracking for a six-day debut of $60 million, according to early prerelease surveys.  That’s an especially strong number, considering the broad all-audience tentpole  — starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan — will have to compete with Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which opens Dec. 15. Sony insiders are being more cautious and suggesting $45 million, which would still be a strong start. JumanjiJumanji, which is set to launch Wednesday, Dec. 20, is among a flurry of year-end holiday titles that came on tracking Thursday morning. (Amazon Prime members will have a chance to see the movie early in 1,000 theaters across the country on Dec. 8 in a first-ever promotion.)Universal’s female-skewing comedy Pitch Perfect 3 likewise looks like a Christmas winner. The threequel, which will open Dec. 22, is projected to post a four-day bow in the $30 million range, according to one major tracking service.


Fox’s The Greatest Showman, a biopic of circus maestro P.T. Barnum starring Hugh Jackman, is tracking to post a six-day debut of roughly $21 million, a solid start. Greatest Showman will bow Dec. 20 in theaters.


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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