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‘Jumanji’ Rules Again, as the Box Office Just Can’t Shake Off 2017

As “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (Sony) plunders its way to a potential $400 million domestic gross (and not that far under $1 billion worldwide), it took the #1 spot for its third time. Despite the lack of breakout performers, grosses were close to totals last year.

Still, any reversal from the early uptick might be a warning sign. Final 2017 statistics on ticket sales came in, with the six percent fall in total audience making it the lowest attendance since at least 1993, and per capita the lowest draw among the public in even more decades.

All three new releases in the top 10 — “12 Strong” (Warner Bros.), “Den of Thieves” (Stx) and “Forever My Girl” (Roadside Attractions) — are independent productions utilizing distributors through service deals. It’s not uncommon (technically, that was the case with “Blade Runner 2049” and Warners), but none are big-ticket items for their distributors. Still, their performances still might suggest a weaker start to the year.
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'12 Strong' & 'Den of Thieves' Outperform Expectations as 'Jumanji' Threepeats at #1

'12 Strong' & 'Den of Thieves' Outperform Expectations as 'Jumanji' Threepeats at #1
The weekend's new releases all outperformed expectations with both 12 Strong and Den of Thieves placing in the top three. However, neither was able to topple Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which topped the weekend box office for the third straight weekend and in the process passed Skyfall to become Sony's fifth-highest grossing film ever. Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle delivered a chart-topping $20 million as the film's domestic cume climbs over $315 million. The film's international cume added another $32.6 million this weekend as its worldwide total now stands at $767.8 million, moving it into the top 80 all-time. In second place Warner Bros.'s release of 12 Strong narrowly edged out its new release competition finishing ahead of the $15 million the studio anticipated heading into the weekend, grossing an estimated $16.5 million. The film received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which was made up of 55% males vs. 45% females and of that audience,
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‘Jumanji’ Stays Strong, Topping ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ With $20 Million

‘Jumanji’ Stays Strong, Topping ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ With $20 Million
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has won its third weekend box office title with ease, topping newcomers “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” with $20 million at 3,704 North American locations.

Afghan war drama “12 Strong” took second with $16.5 million at 3,002 sites for Warner Bros. and STXfilms’ “Den of Thieves” followed with $15.3 million from 2,432 venues. Fox’s “The Post” finished fourth with $12 million at 2,851 venues and its fifth weekend of “The Greatest Showman” remained a solid draw in fifth with $11 million at 2,823 screens.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has shown remarkable staying power, declining only 28% this weekend and lifting its 33-day North American total to $317 million — the 61st highest of all time. It’s Sony’s fifth highest domestic grosser of all time, trailing only the first three Spider-Man titles and last summer’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

Jumanji” is also singular in winning the box office in its third, fourth and fifth weekends after finishing second in its
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’12 Strong’ Review: …And The Horses They Rode In On

Sometimes, marketing can hurt a movie more than it helps. In the new film 12 Strong, that seems to be the case. The film is based off the book, Horse Soldiers, about the first group of American soldiers to run a mission against Al Qaeda following the September 11, 2001, attacks. The film itself features the now de-classified story of SpecOp soldiers, who had to use horses to complete their mission, and, in fact the film had the title "Horse Soldiers" until late in the summer.

Someone somewhere made the decision to change the name to 12 Strong, which is a misnomer, as only once do we see a group of 12 soldiers go off to fight, and that is during the helicopter ride to the staging ground in Afghanistan. And even that's debatable because the pilots and support crew pushes the number well past 12. It's senseless chest pounding jingoism that detracts from an otherwise decent film.
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ to Beat ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ for Top Slot

Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is set to top the weekend box office for the third consecutive week over newcomers “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” with $20 million from 3,704 North American locations.

Warner Bros.’ “12 Strong” should take second place in its opening weekend, with more than $15 million from 3,002 domestic sites. STXfilms’ “Den of Thieves” will slot into a tight third with slightly over $15 million from 2,432 theaters. The second weekend of Fox’s wide release of “The Post” should win fourth with $12 million, and “The Greatest Showman,” from the same studio, should take fifth with $11 million in its fifth weekend.

Jumanji” has proven a surprise hit for Sony, with this weekend marking the third in a row that the film has topped the box office despite strong challenges from Fox’s “The Post” and several other openers. The film crossed $300 million domestically on Friday, which should rise to $317 million by the end of the weekend, making it Sony
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‘Jumanji’ Holds Off ’12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ for Top Box Office Spot

‘Jumanji’ Holds Off ’12 Strong’ and ‘Den of Thieves’ for Top Box Office Spot
“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” will be the No. 1 film at the box office for the third straight weekend, as it is estimated to make $19.9 million from 3,704 locations in its fifth weekend in theaters. That amount would push its domestic total to $316 million, passing “Thor: Ragnarok” as the seventh highest grossing film released in 2017. Dwayne Johnson’s long-running action comedy kept its top spot despite a challenge from this week’s new releases, WB/Alcon’s “12 Strong” and Stx’s “Den of Thieves,” which are finishing second and third, respectively. “12 Strong” is hitting its projection target with an...
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Elsa Pataky Opens Up About Her Matching Tattoo with Luciana Damon (Matt's Wife) and Working with Husband Chris Hemsworth for the First Time

Elsa Pataky Opens Up About Her Matching Tattoo with Luciana Damon (Matt's Wife) and Working with Husband Chris Hemsworth for the First Time
Elsa Pataky and husband Chris Hemsworth have recently become close to another famous family — Matt and Luciana Damon. The two couples met through mutual friends and now vacation together with their kids.

“Chris has been a big fan of Matt Damon, me too, and then when I met his wife I’m even more a fan of his wife,” Pataky, 41, tells People in this week’s issue. “They are such amazing people. We have three kids, they have four kids, so we ended up making the same plans because everything we do we do with the kids, so it’s
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‘Jumanji’ to Win Box Office for Third Consecutive Weekend Over ‘12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’

Sony’s sturdy “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is heading for a third straight weekend victory at the North American box office over new entries “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves,” early estimates showed Friday.

Jumanji” was heading toward $18 million at 3,704 locations, while the Afghan war drama “12 Strong” looked likely to finish with about $15 million to $16 million at 3,002 venues. STXfilms’ heist thriller “Den of Thieves” was showing more traction than recent forecasts indicated with about $14 million at 2,432 sites.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” looked likely to finish fourth for Fox with about $12 million at 2,851 sites, followed by Fox’s fifth weekend of “The Greatest Showman” at about $9 million.

Jumanji” should wind up with about $315 million domestically in its first 31 days by end of the weekend, leaving as the 62nd-highest domestic grosser of all time. The Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart action-comedy has shown solid traction outside the United States with $385 million from international markets.

“12 Strong,” produced
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Geoff Stults talks his new film 12 Strong

Geoff Stults talks his new film 12 Strong Geoff Stults talks his new film 12 Strong Scott Goodyer1/19/2018 3:41:00 Pm

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama. Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

We sat down with actor Geoff Stults who plays a solider in the movie and talked why you need to see 12 Strong. Watch the video below and catch 12 Strong in theatres this weekend! 

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’12 Strong’ Review: Chris Hemsworth Trades His Hammer for a Horse in an Uphill Battle That’s Still Being Fought

’12 Strong’ Review: Chris Hemsworth Trades His Hammer for a Horse in an Uphill Battle That’s Still Being Fought
Who is Chris Hemsworth when he isn’t Thor? Not an action star, as the excellent but financially disastrous “Blackhat” can attest; not a prestige-picture anchor either, as evidenced by the “Moby Dick” quasi-adaptation “In the Heart of the Sea.” The god of thunder comes closer to answering that question by trading in his hammer for a horse in “12 Strong,” which positions its star as a rather different kind of hero: an American soldier.

Read More:’12 Strong’ Trailer: Michael Shannon and Chris Hemsworth Go to War Against the Taliban

Set in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and styling itself as a portrayal of the first victory in the War on Terror — a bittersweet milestone to celebrate, given that said war hasn’t ended and we certainly haven’t won it — Nicolai Fuglsig’s film (full title: “12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers”) injects some rah-rah patriotism into
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’12 Strong’ Review: A Capably Made But All-Too-Familiar War Movie

’12 Strong’ Review: A Capably Made But All-Too-Familiar War Movie
Two questions inevitably crop up as a movie based on a true story unfolds. First, how much of what’s happening on screen is actually what happened in real life? Second, how much of what happened in real life can translate into something dramatically interesting? The new war film 12 Strong begins with a compelling enough […]

The post ’12 Strong’ Review: A Capably Made But All-Too-Familiar War Movie appeared first on /Film.
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Box Office: ‘Den of Thieves’ Outshoots ’12 Strong’ on Thursday Night

Box Office: ‘Den of Thieves’ Outshoots ’12 Strong’ on Thursday Night
Heist thriller “Den of Thieves” took in $950,000 on Thursday night, edging Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong” with $900,000.

STXfilms will open the R-rated “Den of Thieves,” starring Gerard Butler, O’Shea Jackson Jr., and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, in 2,342 locations on Friday with a projected opening in the $9 million range. That’s similar to the launch of Open Road’s crime drama “Sleepless,” which opened on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend last year with $9.8 million in its first four days, including $410,000 in Thursday night previews. Liam Neeson’s “The Commuter” opened a week ago with $700,000 in Thursday previews on its way to a $15.8 million Friday-Monday.

Den of Thieves,” which was fully financed by Diamond Film, follows the intersecting lives of an elite unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and a successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Christian Gudegast is directing
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‘Den of Thieves’ Makes Off With $950,000 at Thursday Previews

Stx’s Los Angeles heist film “Den of Thieves” broke into theaters on Thursday night and made off with $950,000 at Thursday previews. The film is expected to make around $8-9 million from 2,432 screens in its opening weekend. “Den of Thieves” follows the interconnected stories of an elite L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. team and a band of highly trained thieves as they plan a dangerous heist on L.A.’s Federal Reserve building. Gerard Butler, 50 Cent, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson Jr. star in the film, with Christian Gudegast helming the film in his directorial debut. Also Read: Can Chris Hemsworth's '12 Strong'...
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Weekend Box Office: 'Den of Thieves' Nabs $950K in Thursday Previews

Weekend Box Office: 'Den of Thieves' Nabs $950K in Thursday Previews
Den of Thieves nabbed $950,000 in Thursday preview screenings.

STXfilms' R-rated heist movie stars Gerard Butler as a cop who's pitted against a crew looking to rob the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Pablo Schreiber and O'Shea Jackson Jr. are also among the cast of the thriller, which marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Christian Gudegast. It screens in 2,432 theaters, and could pull in $7 million-$8 million.

12 Strong earned $900,000 in preview screenings on Thursday night. The Warner Bros. release follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Chris...
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Film Review: ‘12 Strong’ Wins the Battle as it Loses the War

Chicago – In the 16 years of the U.S. and Afghanistan war, which began a month after Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. has spent trillions of dollars and lost 2,400 soldiers. The story of that war’s first battle, “12 Strong,” would probably be more revelatory if we weren’t still there.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

To compare war films and their eras, the events depicted in the World War II film, “The Longest Day” (1962) took place 18 years before the movie, and it was about the decisive “D-Day” battle that helped to win that war. While “12 Strong” is a similarly dramatic war tale (and was classified until recently), it is just the beginning of a 16 year slog. If that had been the case for “The Longest Day,” and World War II was still going on, that film wouldn’t have the same feeling or impact. “12 Strong” suffers that fate because of the ongoing fighting in Afghanistan,
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Navid Negahban Interview: 12 Strong

Navid Negahban has worked steadily in Hollywood for years. He has appeared on TV shows like 24, Homeland, and is currently playing a recurring role on ABC’s Mistresses. He made headlines when he selected to play The Sultan in Guy Richie’s adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin. Navid will also portray the role of the Shadow King on the TV show Legion. Now he is set to appear in the upcoming biographical war film 12 Strong, where he will be portraying General Abdul Rashid Dostum. 12 Strong was released on January 19, 2018.
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Competition Will be Stiff for New Releases With 'Jumanji' Set to Remain #1

Competition Will be Stiff for New Releases With 'Jumanji' Set to Remain #1
This weekend sees Warner Bros.'s 12 Strong and STX's R-rated heist thriller Den of Thieves hitting theaters, both of which are targeting male audiences, which means they'll also have to contend with the NFL conference championship games this Sunday. Additionally, a couple of notable expansions are taking place this weekend along with Roadside's moderate release of Forever My Girl. That being said, all appear as if they'll be settling in behind last weekend's #1 and #2 films, as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Post are expected to hold on to those top two spots. Jumanji topped last weekend's box office after dropping just 24.5%, and this weekend it should continue to hold on rather well. While we're currently anticipating a drop around 32% and a fifth weekend around $19 million, don't be surprised if it hangs on a little better than that. The film should top $315 million domestically by end of day Sunday,
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Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign

Box Office Preview: '12 Strong' To Challenge 'Jumanji's' Reign
As the family-friendly fantasy film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle attempts to hang on to the top spot at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, it is facing off against a challenge from 12 Strong, which follows a Special Forces team into battle in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11. Both films could take in about $15 million or more before the dust settles.

So far, Sony’s Jumanji has proven to be unexpectedly resilient. In both its third and fourth weekends it fell by just 25 percent during each frame. The fall-off is expected to...
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Can Chris Hemsworth’s ’12 Strong’ Keep ‘Jumanji’ From Box Office Three-peat?

Can Chris Hemsworth’s ’12 Strong’ Keep ‘Jumanji’ From Box Office Three-peat?
With Martin Luther King weekend in the rear view mirror, the box office calendar is expected to enter a slower period for the next three weeks before “Fifty Shades Freed” and “Black Panther” rev things up in February. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” is expected to stay No. 1 for a third straight weekend as its long-burning streak of success continues, while Warner Bros./Alcon’s “12 Strong” will challenge Fox’s “The Post” for the No. 2 spot. “12 Strong,” which is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with Alcon and Black Label Media, will roll out to 3,002 locations and is expected to have an...
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Avengers: Infinity War’s Chris Hemsworth Gets Candid About Almost Passing Up The Chance To Play Thor

Someone get Doctor Strange on the phone; Chris Hemsworth wants to borrow the Eye of Agamotto and, more specifically, the Time Stone hidden within.

Currently out promoting his true-life war drama 12 Strong, Marvel’s God of Thunder swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (h/t ComicBook.com), where talk inevitably veered toward Avengers: Infinity War, the deadliest McU movie yet.

In doing so, Fallon quizzed Hemsworth about the time he almost passed up the chance to play Thor for Marvel Studios. It’s something that the Aussie actor has addressed before, of course, and he’s been pretty forthcoming about his initial hesitation (spoilers: Chris Hemsworth was wary of signing a multi-picture deal for a project still in its infancy). But now that the McU has ballooned into a billion-dollar franchise, the actor has precisely zero regrets, and admitted that if he was in possession of a time machine,
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