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Old 01-22-2018, 10:24 AM   #1
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Jumanji Stays at the Top of the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for a 3rd Week


[i]Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle[i] outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.

Here is the Weekend Boxoffice Chart for the weekend of January 19th to January 21st, 2018.
  1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $20.0/$316.9
  2. 12 Strong $16.5/$16.5
  3. Den of Thieves $15.3/$15.3
  4. The Post $12.1/$45.1
  5. The Greatest Showman $11.0/$113.4
  6. Paddington 2 $8.2/$25.0
  7. The Commuter $6.6/$25.7
  8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $6.5/$604.2
  9. Insidious: The Last Key $5.9/$58.7
  10. Forever My Girl $4.7/$4.7
  11. Proud Mary $3.6/$16.9
  12. Phantom Thread $3.3/$6.1
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:46 AM   #2
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Huh. Are we seeing the return of the muscle-bound hero archetype? I miss the old Schwarzenegger and Stallone films... Well, some of them.
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Huh. Are we seeing the return of the muscle-bound hero archetype? I miss the old Schwarzenegger and Stallone films... Well, some of them.
No, The Rock has an insane work ethic and is maximizing the cachet he's built as a next-generation Schwarzenegger. He's also probably having one hell of a fun time doing these films. If you look at Kevin Hart, he's doing something similar but with comedy and film.

Unlike Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson has a wholesomeness about him that Schwarzenegger never did during his hey day. I don't expect to hear about a sex scandal from him; he seems far more humble.
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No, The Rock has an insane work ethic and is maximizing the cachet he's built as a next-generation Schwarzenegger. He's also probably having one hell of a fun time doing these films. If you look at Kevin Hart, he's doing something similar but with comedy and film.

Unlike Schwarzenegger, Dwayne Johnson has a wholesomeness about him that Schwarzenegger never did during his hey day. I don't expect to hear about a sex scandal from him; he seems far more humble.
The Rock's superpower is the same as Samuel L Jackson's in that he can be in any film, good or bad, and not have its failure or success affect his brand in any way. I guess it's because of his wrestling cache in having built a durable character that he can defect to if he ever needs it. Guys like "The Rock". So they are perpetually willing to give him more chances.
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Seen a bunch of these films:

Jumanji - Fun, but the sophomoric humor taints it a bit. Home video.
12 Strong - A capable paint-by-numbers tale of heroic soldiering. Really not terribly special. Home video.
The Greatest Showman - A fun film that has a really warm undercurrent on the importance of family and friends. Modest recommendation for theater viewing.
Paddington 2 - I'm dumber for having seen it. My kids liked it, but I think they're dumber too. Burn the video.
The Commuter - Loved it. Nice little action thriller. THEATER VIEWING!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - PoS. Burn the video, flush the ashes.
Ferdinand - I love my kids, so I take them to this dreck. Burn the video.
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Huh. Are we seeing the return of the muscle-bound hero archetype? I miss the old Schwarzenegger and Stallone films... Well, some of them.
Except The Rock is a passive aggressive bitch.
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The Rock has charisma though. Some people have it and some people don't. He's got a ton of it though and it's a potent tool in Hollywood and in politics.
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I thought Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was trash, anyone else?
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I found it to be funny, if uneven. Definitely not a film that you need to go to the theaters to see, but I would recommend it as a rental.
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The Rock has charisma though. Some people have it and some people don't. He's got a ton of it though and it's a potent tool in Hollywood and in politics.
And business and social life. And religion. Charisma is the most important ability one can have in life.
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