The Surprise Success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
The remake of Jumanji was not expected to do as well as it ended up doing. In fact, some people thought that making a remake of Jumanji was disrespectful to the late Robin Williams. Williams starred in the original Jumanji film, which is seen as a classic today. Surprise, surprise Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has done better than Spider-man Homecoming. The latest Spider-Man film was expected to be a bigger box office maker. Spider-Man Homecoming made $334 million. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has so far made $338 million and counting in the United States. It could even make more internationally just like Homecoming, which made $880 million worldwide. This is really unexpected playout for a film that had a budget of $90 to $100 million. Homecoming had a budget of about $175 million. It’s not typical for a film with that kind of budget to make over $800 million worldwide. The few films that we have been over the $800 million box office have been for example: Independence Day and Jurassic Park. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle even did well despite Star Wars the Last Jedi showing in theaters worldwide at the same time. Sony intends to make a sequel to Jumanji to compete with the next Star Wars film again in the box office.
So what about Jumanji made it such a big box office draw? The new angle to this film seems to be why audiences decided to view it as a different movie and storyline entirely. Instead of being a board game Jumanji in this film is a video game. Each of the lead characters get sucked into the video game Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and are changed into the physical opposite of their actual builds in reality. This results in a lot of humorous moments throughout. The entertaining cast, a good storyline, along with positive reviews and plenty of viewers rating it highly, made this film a success. The humor is the main draw to this film for most viewers as well. People need a laugh. It’s as simple as that.
The film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may even surpass the global box office of Wonder Woman. So if you’re looking for something funny somewhat nostalgic and action filled to the point that it even was a competitor for the Star Wars the Last Jedi film you should check out Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.