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'Jumanji' rolls along as newcomers '12 Strong' and 'Den of Thieves' beat expectations

'Jumanji' rolls along as newcomers '12 Strong' and 'Den of Thieves' beat expectations

Demonstrating the continued drawing power of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” fended off a pair of male-skewing, action-oriented newcomers – “12 Strong” and “Den of Thieves” – to top the box office for a third straight week.

On a relatively quiet weekend in what is generally considered a kind of post-holiday box office doldrums, the family-friendly “Jumanji” pulled in $20 million, boosted by the lack of competition from any other major tentpoles. With a cumulative domestic haul of nearly $317 million, the film surpassed the 2012 James Bond film “Skyfall” to become Sony Pictures’ fifth highest-grossing movie of all time.

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