Cape Town – Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle just broke a major record.
Deadline reports that the reboot starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan has officially become the studio’s highest-grossing movie at the US box office of all time.
The film clinched the title from Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man ($403.7m) which held the top spot for 16 years.
Johnson who also produced the film posted a heartfelt thank you message on Instagram to all the fans for this milestone. He also added that they are working on a sequel.
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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
Hart also expressed his gratitude in an Instagram post.
Alongside a screenshot of an article on the film’s success he wrote: “This is honestly insane! I'm so honoured to be a part of this. Thank you to all of the fans that went out and supported this movie....We made history because of you guys. #Jumanji”
Screenrant reports that director Jake Kasdan and writers Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg will return for Jumanji 3.
Sony chairman Tom Rothman has hinted in previous interviews that the sequel is set to be released in December 2019.