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'Jumanji' holds off 'The Post' to stay on top as newcomers fail to ignite holiday weekend box office

'Jumanji' holds off 'The Post' to stay on top as newcomers fail to ignite holiday weekend box office

A comedic adventure flick about being teleported into a video game outplayed a political drama over the four-day MLK weekend as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” landed at the top of the domestic box office. The Sony movie outpaced “The Post,” about the Washington Post’s 1971 decision to publish the Pentagon Papers.

In its fourth week of release, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” added an estimated $35.4 million, for a cumulative $291.6 million, according to numbers from measurement firm comScore. It’s on track to become one of Sony’s top five domestic releases of all time.

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