Despite speculation that the remake of the 1995 family classic 'Jumanji', starring Robin Williams, would be a total flop, 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' has actually done surprisingly well. In fact, the film, headed by Dwayne Johnson, has even managed to break records and make history.
'Welcome to the Jungle', directed by Jake Kasdan, who's most well known for 'Bad Teacher' and 'Sex Tape', has become the highest grossing Sony film Stateside, with takings totalling at almost $404 million. The previous record was held by Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man'. Since news of the record broke, Dwayne Johnson took to his personal Instagram page in order to celebrate and announce the sequel.
It's official: Last night you made JUMANJI, Sony's biggest movie ever. EVER. Previous record held by SpiderMan. My #1 goal is always giving the audience what they want and always sending ya home happy. Working on the sequel now, so bye bye @kevinhart4real's character. ??? Love y'all ?? and THANK YOU. #JUMANJI #SonysBiggestMovieEver #Grateful
That's right, there's to be a second instalment to the 'Jumanji' reboot! In his announcement, Johnson joked about his plans to kill off Kevin Hart's character, but we'll just have to wait and see if there's any truth in that statement, we guess. What do you guys think of a sequel? Do you think the original was better?
The film, which also stars Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas hasn't stopped breaking records in the US, so it's no real surprise that it's near the billion dollar mark in terms of takings. In other news, 'Welcome to the Jungle' is also the only film that premiered in December 2017 that's been able to hold its own in the top positions of the US box office during the first few weeks of January 2018. The last film that achieved such a feat was James Cameron's 'Titanic'.