12 Strong: Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon Star in Tale of CIA Paramilitary Operations

Jumanji should top the weekend box office for the third consecutive week over newcomers 12 Strong and Den of Thieves, with $20 million from 3,704 North American locations.

Jumanji has proven a surprise hit for Sony, with this weekend marking the third in a row that the film has topped the box office despite strong challenges from Fox’s The Post and several other openers. The film crossed $300 million domestically on Friday, which should rise to $317 million by the end of the weekend, making it Sony’s fifth highest-grossing film of all time. “Jumanji” has also been popular internationally, surpassing $385 million in foreign markets.

Starring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, the Nicolai Fuglsig directed film, is based on Doug Stanton’s 2009 bestselling book “Horse Soldiers.”
The movie centers on CIA paramilitary operations officers and U.S. Special Forces sent to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan immediately after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer are producers,