'Jumanji' Tops 'Spider-Man' to Become Sony's Number-One Film

Eloise Marshall
April 13, 2018

Not only did the film win audiences over with its unpretentious charm and terrific performances, but it ended up becoming a Star Wars-stopping juggernaut. Therefore is should be no surprise when reports surfaced that a sequel is in the works; something that the film's star and producer, Dwayne Johnson, has now confirmed to be true.

After weeks of impressive returns at the box office, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has surpassed Spider-Man to become Sony Pictures' highest-earning domestic release.

With a worldwide cumulative of $950.8 million, Jumanji has accomplished the milestone for the top grossing global title for a Sony-owned film.

Thank you to all of the fans that went out and supported this movie.... "Previous record held by SpiderMan", Johnson posted. He also added that they are working on a sequel.

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Johnson also stated that his movie-making goal is always to create something that will send the audience home happy.

And while you could say his biggest financial success would be his appearing in those fast and furious superhero movies, I think it's fair to say that his biggest movie ever was in the most recent Jumanji movie which was essentially a sequel that no one saw coming that was not only a better film than it's original, but one of the best films to come out past year. That means Johnson should be reprising his role alongside Hart, and Karen Gillan and Jack Black might want to clear their calendars as well.

You've got to give to Dwayne Johnson. With the primary writing team of Rosenberg and Pinkner back in place, prospects seem hopeful that the charm of Welcome to the Jungle will be replicated, all while maintaining the film's apparent indifference to setting up things like sequels and spinoffs, which was part of its appeal.

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