'Jumanji: The Next Level' eyes international box office crown as 'Frozen 2' prepares to hit $1bn

Screen | 12/12/2019 | Staff
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Disney’s Frozen 2 will become the studio’s sixth film in 2019 to cross $1bn worldwide this weekend, although it may not hold on to its international box office crown as Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level bulks up with a handful of debuts in major markets.

The adventure sequel starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Awkwafina has mustered $66m following its first wave last weekend. On that occasion it took an impressive $52.8m from a cluster of markets in which France was the sole established major, although Malaysia, Indonesia and Taiwan played a big part.

Session - Day-and-date - North - America - UK

All this bodes well for a second session that brings debuts day-and-date with North America in the UK, South Korea, Russia, Japan, Germany and Spain.

The comps will give heart to Sony Pictures Releasing International executives. 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle arrived in the UK on $10.9m en route to a muscular $51.9m, while South Korea generated $5.2m in opening weekend.

UK - Market - Russia - Japan - Germany

The UK wasn’t the only market to impress. Russia delivered $5m, Japan $3.2m, Germany $2.3m, and Spain $1.5m. Opening weekend results from Mexico were unavailable at time of writing, although the film grossed $19.4m by the end of its run. Overall Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle finished on $557.6m internationally and $962.1m worldwide.

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