‘Jumanji’ tops ‘Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ at MLK box office


‘Jumanji’ tops ‘Post,’ ‘The Commuter’ at MLK box office

NEW YORK

Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Taraji P. Henson and Paddington Bear and all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” still roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales, Friday to Sunday.

“Jumanji” easily remained the No. 1 film in North America despite an onslaught of new challengers, according to studio estimates Sunday.” The Sony Pictures release is now approaching $300 million domestically and, after grossing $40 million in China this weekend, a worldwide total of $667 million.

Coming closest was Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers drama “The Post,” starring Streep as Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham and Tom Hanks as editor Ben Bradlee. Twentieth Century Fox is forecasting $18.6 million for the weekend and $22.2 million for the four-day holiday.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final four-day domestic figures will be released Tuesday.

1. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $27 million ($81 million international).

2. “The Post,” $18.6 million ($1.7 million international).

3. “The Commuter,” $13.5 million ($6.3 million international).

4. “Insidious: The Last Key,” $12.1 million ($17.7 million international).

5. “The Greatest Showman,” $11.8 million ($15.2 million international).

Dennis Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.

Police say former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Southern California.

Lt. Rachel Johnson of the Newport Beach Police Department says Rodman was pulled over late Saturday for a traffic violation.

Johnson says officers administered a field sobriety test, which Rodman failed. She says he submitted to a Breathalyzer test and blew over the 0.08 legal limit.

Rodman was released from custody Sunday morning. Johnson didn’t immediately know if he had an attorney.

An email seeking comment from Rodman’s representatives was not immediately returned Sunday.

Associated Press

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