‘Jumanji’ leads the box office pack over holiday weekend

US Director Jake Kasdan, second left, poses with Jumanji actors, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas and Dwayne Johnson. (AP)

Sony’s family-oriented movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” staked out the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, gripping first place for the second straight week.

“Jumanji,” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and funnymen Jack Black and Kevin Hart, was expected to net $33.4 million over the Martin Luther King Day weekend, bringing its domestic total to $289.5 million in its fourth week out, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

The film follows four teens who find themselves inside the video game world of Jumanji.

In second place was Fox’s “The Post,” slated to pull in $22.2 million over the Friday-Monday MLK weekend after heading into wide release.

A critically acclaimed film starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, the political thriller recounts the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story of the 1971 publication by The Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the lies behind US involvement in the Vietnam War.

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