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Afghanistan war film '12 Strong' to battle 'Jumanji' reboot for top box-office spot

Afghanistan war film '12 Strong' to battle 'Jumanji' reboot for top box-office spot

In the new Chris Hemsworth Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong,” special forces soldiers risk their lives to take down the Taliban. But as the Warner Bros.-released movie hits theaters this weekend, its most formidable foe at the box office is Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji” reboot.

“12 Strong,” produced by Alcon Entertainment and Jerry Bruckheimer, is expected to gross $15 million or more in ticket sales from the U.S. and Canada this weekend, according to people who have read pre-release audience surveys. That could be enough for the film to hit No. 1 this weekend, ending a two-week reign for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

The well-liked “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and...

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