If not for the still strong "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", which estimates placed at a remarkable $36.0 million in its third weekend, the fourth "Insidious" would have premiered in first place.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been directed by Rian Johnson.
It took three weeks and some thought it might not happen but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finally claimed the top spot at the box office. Budgeted at $10 million, the fourth "Insidious" movie is already making a profit and had a bigger opening than 2015's "Insidious: Chapter 3" ($22.6 million). The 2017 box office was full of surprises, from Wonder Woman's and IT's staggering success to Justice League's disappointing returns. The interactive approach to promoting the film in the market has pushed the boundary of how films have conventionally been promoted and can expected to become the vehicle that will draw audiences to future efforts of the franchise. Conversely, audiences themselves don't mind it as much and have given the film a "B-" rating on CinemaScore polls (not bad for a horror movie). The $36 million earned brought its domestic total up to $244.3 million. The film, which carries on the saga of intergalactic intrigue, features original Star Wars cast members Mark Hamill and the late Carrie Fisher, as well as new-school stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, and Kelly Marie Tran.
Internationally, Pitch Perfect 3 grossed $18.1 million from 43 markets, bringing its total to $55m. The space blockbuster has grossed $572.5 million to date. The film is now sitting at a very solid $86 million domestically and $141 million worldwide. Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut has scored great reviews from critics at 82% on Rotten Tomatoes and has some awards attention for Jessica Chastain.
Ninth place went to Disney-Pixar's Golden Globe-winning Coco with $5.4 million and $192 million grossed domestically in its seventh weekend in the top 10.
Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour came in at #8 for the third straight weekend, up 16% to $6.4 million. While many have moved on from physical media, disc-based films still provide the highest quality picture at home that digital copies and streaming have yet to match. Worldwide total is $74.49m and global is $150.39m. The film also saw 10 markets grow over last weekend, including Russian Federation.