With the success of this sequel, the Jumanji author Mr. Chris Van Allsburg has made a deal with 20th Century Fox. The plan is to adapt Hans Christian Anderson Award-nominated novelist's other projects to the movie screen. According to Deadline(deadline.com/2018/02/jumanji-author-chris-van-allsburg-radar-pictures-fox-deal-1202275750/) Teitler quoted, "We look forward, in concert with Fox, to bringing together writers and directors to adapt and translate his (Chris Van Allsburg) work into the medium of film and think this will be an exciting magnet for the entire creative community." The Fox executive, Matt Reilly, managed the deal as he saw franchise opportunities for Mr. Chris Van Allsburg books.
So, congrats to Mr. Chris Van Allsburg, for this amazing news. A wise decision on the part of 20th Century Fox for making the deal with the author. This is definitely the right way to go and I know it will be a successful move. It was also 20th Century Fox that took a chance on a self-published novel titled The Martian. I really hope other movie studios take note of this.
Second place went to The Maze Runner: The Death Cure(also made by 20th Century Fox) made $10.2 million for a total of $39.8 million. Third place went to CBS Films and Lionsgate's Winchester. Fourth Place went to The Greatest Showman. Fifth place went to Hostiles while sixth place went to The Post(20th Century Fox).