Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man has sat as king of Sony’s hill for 16 years at $403.7 million, but now the Dwayne Johnson-led Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has officially taken the domestic top spot for the studio, becoming their highest-grossing film of all time in the United States.
Globally, Jumanji has also become the second-highest grossing film for Sony, beaten only by 007 flick Skyfall. Directed by Jake Kasdan, the film has easily become the highest-grossing picture for the helmer, and the highest-grossing film for every one of its stars too; beating all of the Fast and Furious films for Johnson, and both Guardians of the Galaxy movies for Karen Gillan. It even managed to overtake Star Wars: The Last Jedi, four weeks after its release, to reclaim the number 1 spot in January.
All told, the film is expected to pull in over $300 million in sheer profit alone for Sony, and it’s hard to imagine that discussions for a sequel to the Jumanji soft-reboot haven’t already taken place.
Dwayne Johnson can next be seen in Rampage, which is out in UK cinemas from today.