| 2018-01-19 14:04:10|
VIA, FOXA… 14:04 01/19 01/19/18
Box Office Battle: 'Jumanji,' 'The Post' expected to hold off '12 Strong'
Still expected to remain atop the box office is Sony's (SNE) "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," which has domestically grossed almost $300M since opening on December 15, 2017. The action comedy, which is still playing in over 3,700 theaters, is expected to earn an additional $19M this weekend. 21st Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) "The Post," in its second weekend at theaters, is expected to remain in second place, earning around $14M. Opening this weekend, and expected to finish third, is Time Warner's (TWX) Warner Bros. war drama "12 Strong," starring Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Pena, which is expected to gross $10M-$14M at just over 3,000 theaters. Rounding out the top five are two more returning films -- 21st Century Fox's circus drama "The Greatest Showman," which is expected to earn about $10M, and Lionsgate's (LGF.A) thriller "The Commuter," which is expected to earn just over $6M. Also opening this weekend, but expected to finish outside the top five, is STX Entertainment's action thriller "Den of Thieves," which is expected to open in the $6M range. Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), Disney (DIS), and Viacom (VIA, VIAB).
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