‘Jumanji’ Sequel to Release in December 2019
At Sony’s CinemaCon presentation in Las Vegas, Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman revealed that 2017’s surprise blockbuster “Jumanji” will be getting a sequel to premiere Christmastime of next year.Rothman acknowledged that the release date would pit it against “Star Wars: Episode IX,” which is set to premiere around the same time.“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has been one of the biggest blockbusters of the year, earning over $400 million domestically and with a global tally approaching $1 billion.
After coming in second its premiere weekend to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jumanji” accomplished the unusual feat of climbing to No.
1 in its fifth weekend, and remaining at the top for the following three weekends.
After falling back to second to “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” “Jumanji” rose back to No.
1 for a fourth weekend.The film has been especially popular overseas, earning
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