Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle has become Sony Pictures‘ highest grossing film of all time after surpassing the original Spider-Man movie just yesterday. The film, directed by Jake Kasdan, has made a huge $950 million worldwide, including a $403 million domestic gross. It was top of the charts in the U.S. for three weeks straight and returned to the number one spot in February of this year.
Tom Rothman, chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, said, “Given the length of Columbia Pictures’ esteemed history, this is a cool milestone. It’s a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard. It gives us a grand target to shoot for with the next one.”
The film has also become the highest grossing film in the careers of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart. Johnson, in London to promote Rampage, which hits cinemas today, took to Instagram to thanks the fans and also confirm the sequel, which may open in late 2019.
It’s official: Last night you made JUMANJI, Sony’s biggest movie ever. EVER. Previous record held by SpiderMan. My #1 goal is always giving the audience what they want and always sending ya home happy. Working on the sequel now, so bye bye @kevinhart4real’s character. ??? Love y’all ?? and THANK YOU. #JUMANJI #SonysBiggestMovieEver #Grateful
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle will be released on UK DVD & Blu-ray etc. on April 30th.