Long range tracking figures are in for Sony’s family action-adventure sequel “Jumanji: The Next Level” with Box-Office Pro reporting that the Dwayne Johnson-led project is tipped to be headed for an estimated domestic opening weekend of around $70 million.
That would be nearly double that of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” the film’s predecessor which opened with $36 million in December 2017 before snagging the top spot for several weekends. The $90 million film not only had great critical notices but long legs, closing out with a worldwide gross of a stunning $962 million.
Expectations are understandably higher for “Jumanji: The Next Level” which opens December 13th, the week before “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker,” and has no real direct competition opening against it bar the second remake of “Black Christmas” and Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell”.
Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Danny Glover, Danny DeVito and Awkwafina also star in the film.