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Jumanji has turned into the little engine that could. From a dismissed reboot of a franchise to a box office powerhouse, one has to wonder what comes next.
When it was first announced that Sony Pictures would be rebooting the Jumanji film franchise, everyone groaned. There was no way this could be good. Well, apparently audiences disagreed and the film took off.
As of Tuesday, Jumanji became the highest grossing film in the history of Sony Pictures, surpassing the original Spider-Man film from 2002. The latter film did $403.7M in the U.S., and the former has now hit $403.71. Globally the film sits at $950.8M off of a $90M budget.
It’s no longer a question of if a sequel is happening, but just when Dwayne Johnson can fit it into his schedule. He is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood at the moment, so one would imagine everything hinges on when he can fit the film in.
I still haven’t seen the film despite liking the majority of the cast. It just doesn’t interest me that much, but I’m sure to catch it at some point. But congrats to everyone involved on such a wild success.