A movie that was released in the past few months is now Sony’s highest-grossing film of all time at the domestic box office. Deadline reports that “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” passed Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” ($403.7 million) to move into the top spot — after “Spider-Man” held the No. 1 spot for the past 16 years.
“Heading into the holiday season, executives across distribution and film finance had a strong feeling that this reboot of ‘Jumanji’ directed by Jake Kasdan would serve as strong counter-programming to Disney’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,'” Deadline reports. “The pic opened to $71.9 million over the six-day holiday and by the first weekend of January stole the No. 1 spot from the Rian Johnson sequel for four weekends out of its run.”
The report notes that globally, the “Jumanji” reboot is closing in on $1 billion. It’s currently at $951 million worldwide, No. 2 for Sony behind “Skyfall‘s” $1.1 billion.