‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Dethrones Frozen 2 As Top Box Office Opener
If somebody is having a fantastic 2019, it is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. After having an incredible box office weekend start with Hobbs and Shaw, he is back with Jumanji: The Next Level. The fantasy boardgame adventure movie, starring Kevin Hart, distributed tickets worth $60.1 million over the weekend. This officially makes it go above Frozen 2, claiming the top spot in domestic box office release.
However, the movie and the production team must see the Death Star approaching it in the coming few days. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is releasing on Friday, December 20 and we predict that will surely hurt the movie’s successful opening run.
Jumanji: The Next Level Success Details
Apart from bringing back The Rock, Jumanji: The Next Level also reunites the previous cast of Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. The group was together in the previous Jumanji movie, which gained a considerable revenue of $ 404.5 million. However, this time the actors do not take on the previous roles.
The actors are merely avatars of the fantasy board game. Hence, they have to deal according to the personalities of the new faces that are playing Jumanji this time.
Although much cannot be expressed after looking at reviews by Rotten Tomatoes. Moreover, even the New York Times reports display nonsatisfaction. An excerpt reads that although there were fun moments in the movie, the action scenes were lifeless.
Regardless, the fact that the tickets are selling in such huge numbers is proof of the movie gaining business. Forbes reports that this starting weekend figure is three times higher than the previous movie titled “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” even though the movie came out during the Christmas season.
There is already talk about a sequel to the new Jumanji movie because of a cliffhanger that was left at the end. Similar to “Welcome to the Jungle”, Jumanji: The Next Level had a tease that showed the characters going into some new idea in the next feature film. Plus, we also have Nick Jonas in the film cast, who is always a motivation for most of us.