‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Could Make Up To $50 Million During Opening Weekend

Jumanji: The Next Level‘ the sequel to the 2017 hit ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘ will hit theaters December 13, 2019.

And according to the early tracking reports, it could make between $40 to $50 million during its opening weekend. A $50 million opening would be decent. We say decent because the movie is working with a budget over $125 million.

But what’s interesting is that Sony is being cautious with their in-house predictions. They claim they’re only expecting around $35 million.

And honestly, that would be a little disappointing. I mean, the movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito, and worked with a pretty high budget! A $35 million opening would be *insert fart noise here*

‘Welcome to the Jungle’ made $36 million in its opening weekend, but it had a long life inside theaters, thanks to the positive word of mouth. It ended up almost making $1 billion worldwide.

So if this sequel does open to just $35 million, the studio better pray that word of mouth carries it once again.

Dwayne Johnson Confirms He Is Working On ‘Jumanji’ Sequel As The First Film Becomes Sony’s Highest-Grossing Domestic Release

I have no problem admitting how hard I rolled my eyes when Sony announced it was making a Jumanji revival. I thought there would be no way they could touch the original film, and you know what? They did. It was just a slight touch with the tip of Kevin Hart’s tiny finger, but that’s more than I imagined.

Sony revealed this week that the Jumanji reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, just became the studio’s highest-grossing domestic release ever. It made over $400 million at the domestic box office, passing 2002’s Spider-Man for the top spot. In total, it’s made close to $1 billion worldwide, and obviously everyone involved could not be happier…especially Dwayne Johnson.

Not only did he star in the film, but he was also one of the producers, and earlier today (April 11) on Instagram, he revealed that he’s busy working on a sequel right now.



No release date has been announced, but I’m thinking late 2019 or early 2020. We will keep you posted, of course.

‘Jumanji’ Has Been Out For Five Weeks, And It’s Still At The Top Of The Box Office

I will be the first one to admit it, I was a ‘Jumanji‘ hater when news of the reboot was first announced. I rolled my eyes and thought, “Really? They’re going to ruin Jumanji now?”

But it looks like I was wrong. The movie, which has a 76% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, has received some pretty great reviews from critics. And most important, the audience at home loves it. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been out for five weeks, and it just won the weekend box office for the third week in a row.

It’s currently performing better than the latest Star Wars film, and it came out a week before it. That’s pretty freaking incredible. In total, Jumanji has earned over $750 million at the worldwide box office. No one expected that, and if you haven’t watched the move yet, you might be confused by its success.

But as Miles Surrey explains in his article on The Ringer, it will make sense the moment you watch the movie…

“It’s not giving you anything you haven’t seen before in a tentpole blockbuster, but the principal cast — Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan — has superb chemistry, the humor is surprisingly fresh, it has a frenetic pace, and the entire thing leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from the movie’s very earnest heart.

What I’m saying is, the Jumanji sequel dominating the box office is a surprise only if you haven’t seen Jumanji. Once you see this movie, it makes total sense.”

So if you’re one of the few people in the world who haven’t watched this movie, go check it out this week. You won’t regret it.

So, Uh, The Early Reviews Are Coming In For ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ And They Are Surprisingly Positive

I have to be honest, I was not expecting much from the Jumanji reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It seemed like Hollywood’s latest attempt to take advantage of nostalgia. It also seemed like Hollywood’s latest attempt to randomly throw The Rock into a movie.

But you know what? I might have been wrong. The early reviews are coming in, and most of the critics have positive things to say. In fact, it’s difficult to find anything negative right now. Of course, these are just the early social media reactions from a handful of critics, so don’t get too excited yet.

However, it does look like the film has the potential to be a lot of fun…

I know. I’m shocked too. One thing I am happy to see is the amount of love Jack Black is getting. School of Rock is one of my favorite movies, so he will always hold a special place in my heart.

You can view the trailer for Jumanji below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters December 20, 2017.

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Star Karen Gillan Reveals How The Movie Will Make The Robin Williams Connection

The “not a remake” Jumanji remake, Welcome to the Jungle, is scheduled to hit theaters in December, and the stars of the movie are beginning to talk a little more about it.

While on set, Kevin Hart made it clear that he doesn’t consider this to be a remake…

“I think that’s an important thing to bring up, because people think that this is a remake of the original Jumanji, and it’s not. It’s a continuation. You don’t touch what’s great and try to redo it… In no way, shape or form are we disrespecting, or reshaping, or reforming the original Jumanji. It’s a continuation.”

Of course, one could argue that by continuing it, you are disrespecting it. But we’re not here to argue that point, plus, you probably already know where we stand.

Karen Gillan also talked about the film, and she revealed how the movie is going to make that connection to Robin Williams’ character from the original Jumanji…

“Well I’ve always wondered where Robin Williams’ character went for all of that time in the first one. It was sort of left to the imagination a little. That’s where this film comes in, we get to see exactly where he went and what it feels like and what it looks like I guess that’s the biggest difference.”

It’s likely these new characters are entering the same place where Robin’s character lived for decades, and as they travel through the jungle, they discover little signs of the beloved character.

It could work, I guess. It still feels completely unnecessary, but at least it makes a little bit of sense.

The First Trailer For ‘Jumanji’ Reboot Has Arrived, Watch Jack Black, Kevin Hart, And Dwayne Johnson Ruin The Franchise

Did the world need a Jumanji reboot? The answer is no, especially since Robin Williams is no longer alive to star in it. But Hollywood wants money, and they’re probably going to get a lot of it with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

The reboot stars Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan. One of the first things you’ll notice in the trailer is that Jack Black sounds like a teen girl, and that’s because he is a teen girl…kinda.

The adults (Johnson, Hart, Black, Gillan) are apparently portraying the avatars of high school kids playing the old, haunted video game known as Jumanji.

Which means you’ll hear Black say things like, “I can’t even with this place,” and “that was, like, so intense,” throughout the movie, so that shouldn’t be annoying at all.

The film is scheduled to be released December 20, 2017. It’s going to make a lot of money. I will cry. The world will continue to have creativity sucked out of it.

Anyway, check out the trailer below!!!