Here's What Dwayne Johnson Had to Say to Fans after 'Jumanji' Crossed the $800m Mark Worldwide

Joe Akins
Jul 14, 2020
07:00 P.M.
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Hit adventure movie "Jumanji" hit a new milestone by crossing the $800M at the Worldwide Box Office, leaving actor Dwayne Johnson full of thanks to fans. 

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Dwayne Johnson celebrated the news that "Jumanji" crossed the $800M at the box office worldwide by posting a message of appreciation to fans. In a post to announce the news, the former wrestler turned actor wrote

"This was a nice surprising call to get this morning. JUMANJI's still going strong. First of all, THANK YOU."

Dwayne Johnson arrives to the LAFH Awards at The Lot in West Hollywood on April 5, 2018 | Photo: Getty Images

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Accompanying Johnson's appreciation post was a screenshot of a Deadline Headline with the news of Jumanji's accomplishment. Continuing with his post, the actor wrote

"Secondly, I'm grateful to see our JUMANJI having that unique, fun magic and mana for families around the [world] to enjoy."

The actor further promised that the cast and crew of the movie series would work much harder to make the next installment of the franchise the best one yet. 

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It is not surprising to see "Jumanji" hitting such a milestone given the reception the movie received when it premiered at the end of last year. 

The latest installment of Jumanji, "Jumanji: The Next Level," was the fourth installment of the series and followed after 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."

According to Deadline, the film currently stands at $319.2M in the USA and $480.9M at the international box office, given a cumulative of $800.1M, as of July 7. 

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It is not the first milestone the movie is making. Upon its release in North America, it grossed $53.9M, which was a record for Sony Pictures for December. 

It also marked the best debut weekend for the film's director, Jake Kasdan. At that time, Jumanji also hit number one in box office charts in 44 markets. 

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The fantasy and comedic adventure film stars Dwayne Johnson, who is also one of its producers, alongside Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Akwafina, Nick Jonas, Alex Wolf, Morgan Turner, Danny Glover, and a host of others. 

The latest installment of Jumanji, "Jumanji: The Next Level," was the fourth of the series and followed after 2017's "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," which was also a hit in the box office, hitting close to $1 billion. 

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In March, it was revealed that one of the scenes from "The Next Level," where the characters got to a castle and had to jump on hanging bridges and battle mandrills, was originally meant for "Welcome to the Next Level."

Dwayne Johnson meanwhile has been at home in quarantine amid the COVID-19 enforced lockdown. He is with his beautiful wife, Lauren Hashian, and their adorable daughters, Jasmine Lia, 4, and Tiana Gia, 2. 

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