Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Jumanji Overtakes Spider-Man as Sony's Biggest Domestic Box Office Release Ever

Jumanji Overtakes Spider-Man as Sony's Biggest Domestic Box Office Release Ever

Thank you to all of the fans that went out and supported this movie....

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into the world of Jumanji.

On the ocassion of the film's new title as Sony's top-earner, star Dwayne Johnson (who's out and about promoting Rampage,) took to Instagram to not only celebrate this spectacularly surprising achievement, but also to officially announce that the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel is already in the works.

One hundred and twelve days after it hit screens on 19 December in the US, adventure comedy Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle has become Sony's highest earning domestic film in the studio's box office history with a cumulative gross of $403,714,915 on 10 April.

In addition, the second installment in the enchanted board-game franchise became the biggest studio-owned movie for Sony Pictures in history as well, with more than $950 million earned in the worldwide box office. "Previous record held by SpiderMan", Johnson posted.

Finally, he divulged that they are "working on the sequel right now" and joked that he's going to give the audience what they want and "kill Kevin Hart's character off for good".

Jumanji is coming back, baby.

The Welcome to the Jungle sequel will reunite stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, along with the rest. Two of the movie's screenwriters, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinker, are in negotiations to pen the sequel, while director Jake Kasdan is also expected to return. The project has served as a major pay-day for the featured cast.

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