Jumanji Overtakes Spider-Man as Sony's Biggest Domestic Box Office Release Ever

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It is official: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is now Sony Picture's highest grossing film - ever.

Right after Jumanji's smash surprise reboot/sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, became Sony's biggest domestic box office earner of all time, one of the main reasons for its success dropped some not-so subtle hints about the franchise's future.

The film has also earned over $950 million worldwide making it the second highest grossing film for Sony globally. "Previous record held by SpiderMan", Johnson posted. I always have one goal with these movies: It's always giving the audiences what they want. "Working on the sequel now, so bye bye @kevinhart4real's character".

Jumanji is coming back, baby. It's a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard.

Director Jake Kasdan and writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg are returning for Jumanji 3 with Johnson confirmed for the sequel, reprising his role as Dr. Smolder Bravestone - most likely alongside his co-stars: Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black (as well as possibly Nick Jonas and the film's younger cast members). Also like its predecessor, the revival-sequel will be a co-production of Matt Tolmach Productions and star Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks, along with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia.

The film was a bold bit of counter-programming to Star Wars: The Last Jedi that banked on family-friendly action/comedy and pure star power - which all paid off big time.

We will keep you updated here on all the developments of the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel as they occur!