Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
|Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|
|Directed by||Jake Kasdan|
|Story by||Chris McKenna|
by Chris Van Allsburg
|Music by||Henry Jackman|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Box office||$962.2 million|
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a 2017 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan, co-written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Pinkner, and starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. It is the third installment of the Jumanji franchise, after Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005), and it is a direct sequel to Jumanji (1995), which was based on the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The story focuses on a group of teenagers who come across Jumanji—now transformed into a video game—twenty-one years after the events of the 1995 film. They find themselves trapped in the game as a set of adult avatars, seeking to complete a quest alongside another player who has been trapped since 1996.
Principal photography began in Honolulu in September 2016 and ended in Atlanta in December, with the film containing notable references to the first film as a tribute to its lead actor Robin Williams. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle premiered at the Grand Rex in Paris on December 5, 2017, and was theatrically released in the United States on December 20, in RealD 3D, IMAX 3D, Dolby Cinema, IMAX, and 4DX formats by Sony Pictures Releasing under its Columbia Pictures label. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, who called it a "pleasant surprise" and praised the cast. The film grossed over $962 million worldwide, becoming the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2017. The sequel, Jumanji: The Next Level, was released in December 2019.
In 1996, Brantford, New Hampshire, teenager Alex Vreeke receives a board game called Jumanji from his father who discovered it half buried in sand at the coast while jogging.[a] Uninterested, Alex sets it aside, only to find it transformed into a video game cartridge later that night. Opting to play the game, he is suddenly sucked inside upon choosing a character. His disappearance results in his father becoming despondent and his home becoming known as the 'freak house' and falling into disrepair.
Twenty-one years later, in 2017, four Brantford High School students – rebellious Martha Kaply, shallow Bethany Walker, awkward Spencer Gilpin, and athlete Anthony "Fridge" Johnson – are sent by Principal Bentley to clean the school's basement for detention – Bethany for talking on her phone during a quiz, Martha for objecting to participating in physical education, and Spencer and Fridge for the former writing the latter's essay assignment for him as it was considered cheating. Fridge discovers Alex's discarded video game system, which he and Spencer decide to play and encourage the girls to join them. Upon starting the game, they are sucked into Jumanji, landing in a jungle as their chosen characters – Spencer as muscular explorer and archaeologist Dr. Xander "Smolder" Bravestone; Fridge as diminutive zoologist Franklin "Mouse" Finbar; Martha as martial arts expert Ruby Roundhouse; and Bethany as male cartographer and paleontologist Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon.
While coming to terms with their situation, the group find three marks on their arms denoting lives. Spencer theorizes that if they lose all three, they will die in real life. The group encounter the game's non-player character guide Nigel Billingsley who provides them with the game's narrative and their characters' backstories. The group learn that their goal is to end a curse on Jumanji, brought about by corrupt archaeologist Professor Russell Van Pelt after he stole a magical jewel called the "Jaguar's Eye" from its shrine and gained control of all the jungle's animals, casting a terrible curse upon Jumanji. Nigel hands Spencer the jewel, having stolen it from Van Pelt, and instructs the group to return it to a statue at the shrine and call out "Jumanji" to lift the curse and leave the game before driving off.
Coping with their avatars, their "weaknesses", Van Pelt's men, and Spencer and Fridge's animosity towards each other, the group encounter Alex operating the fifth avatar – pilot Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough – who takes them to a jungle house built by Alan Parrish, the game's previous player after saving them from Van Pelt's men. Upon realizing his identity, the group is collectively shocked upon learning how long he has been trapped in the game, although Alex thought he'd only been there a few months. Now with a common goal, the group vows to help Alex return home with them.
Dealing with further problems while heading for the shrine, the group coordinate to overcome them. They eventually reach the shrine, but Van Pelt corners them. Working together, Fridge, Bethany, and Alex distract him while Spencer and Martha outmaneuver him with the game's mechanics, returning the jewel to the statue. Upon calling out Jumanji, the group destroy Van Pelt and, after sharing a handshake with Nigel, return to the real world.
Returning to the school basement, the foursome find Alex is not with them. While walking home, they unexpectedly find the Vreeke home restored and decorated for a Christmas family gathering. The group is greeted by Alex, now an adult, who explains that he managed to miraculously return to 1996, which allowed him to lead a married life with children. His daughter is named after Bethany, who revived him with one of her lives in the game.
The four students become friends after their experiences in the game, with Bethany becoming a better person, Spencer and Fridge patching things up, and Spencer starting a relationship with Martha. When the group hear Jumanji's drumbeats coming from the game console, Fridge destroys it with a bowling ball to prevent anyone else from playing it.
- Dwayne Johnson as Spencer Gilpin: An intelligent, but unconfident and neurotic high school student. In Jumanji, he is transformed into Dr. Xander "Smolder" Bravestone, a strong, confident archaeologist and explorer.
- Alex Wolff as Spencer in the real world.
- Kevin Hart as Anthony "Fridge" Johnson: A high school football player whose friendship with Spencer has deteriorated due to their different social statuses. In Jumanji, he is transformed into Franklin "Mouse" Finbar, a diminutive zoologist and weapons carrier.
- Ser'Darius Blain as Fridge in the real world.
- Jack Black as Bethany Walker: A popular and vain high school student. In Jumanji, she is transformed into Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon, an overweight, male expert in many scientific fields including cartography.
- Madison Iseman as Bethany in the real world.
- Karen Gillan as Martha Kaply: A quiet and shy high school student with a cynical intellect. In Jumanji, she is transformed into Ruby Roundhouse, a scantily-clad martial artist.
- Morgan Turner as Martha in the real world.
- Nick Jonas as Alex Vreeke: A teenager who has been trapped in Jumanji for twenty years. In Jumanji, he is transformed into Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough, an aircraft pilot.
- Mason Guccione (credited as "Gamer") as the teenage Alex in the real world.
- Colin Hanks as the adult Alex in the real world. Hanks was uncredited for the role.
- Bobby Cannavale as Professor Van Pelt: An NPC, presented as a corrupt archaeologist and former partner of Bravestone's. The character is a reimagined version of the character of the same name from the 1995 film.[b]
- Rhys Darby as Nigel Billingsley: An NPC in Jumanji who serves as the primary guide for its players.
Additionally, Marin Hinkle, Tracey Bonner, and Natasha Charles Packer play Janice Gilpin, the mothers of Spencer, Fridge, and Bethany respectively. Appearing as staff members of Brantford High School are Marc Evan Jackson as Principal Bentley, Carlease Burke as history teacher Miss Mathers, Missi Pyle as gym teacher Coach Webb, and Maribeth Monroe as Bethany's English teacher. Kat Altman portrays Bethany's friend Lucinda and Michael Shacket portrays Spencer's friend Fussfeld. William Tokarsky and Rohan Chand appear as a food vendor and a boy, respectively, in the video game's marketplace. Alex's father is played by Sean Buxton in 1996 (credited as "Jogger") and an uncredited Tim Matheson in the present day.
Plans for a Jumanji sequel were put ahead by Sony Pictures Entertainment in the late 1990s. As reported by Ain't It Cool News, a stand-alone sequel entitled Jumanji 2 was in development in 1999. The plot of the story involved John Cooper, the President of the United States, buying Jumanji from an old antique store in Europe and bringing it to the White House to play it with his children (one of whom, Butch, just wants a dad not a President for a father). Cooper then gets sucked into the world of Jumanji, paving the way for his evil Vice President, who was supposed to be played by Steve Buscemi, to rise to power as Cooper's replacement. Inside the game, Cooper would have teamed up with hybrid animals, which were going to be animated with CGI; Sony Pictures Consumer Products executive VP of worldwide consumer products Peter Dang revealed prototype drawings of animals that may have appeared in the film, all designed by Ken Ralston, who served as visual effects supervisor in the original film and was planned to make his directorial debut with Jumanji 2, slated for a Christmas 2000 release date. Ralston eventually stepped down and the project stalled, albeit the DVD commentary of the first film still references a sequel directed by Ralston.
In July 2012, rumors circulated that a remake of Jumanji was in development. Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad said: "We're going to try and reimagine Jumanji and update it for the present." On August 1, 2012, it was confirmed that Matthew Tolmach would produce the new version with William Teitler (who produced the original film). In August 2015, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that the film was scheduled for release on December 25, 2016. Online reception to the news was negative, with some saying that the announcement came too soon after the August 2014 death of Robin Williams (who played Alan Parrish in the original film). The announcement was criticized by Bradley Pierce (who played Peter Shepherd in Jumanji) and by E! News, which called the remake "unnecessary and kind of insulting". On October 23, 2015, Scott Rosenberg was hired to rewrite the script for the film, whose production was a high priority for the studio. On January 14, 2016, Deadline Hollywood reported that Jake Kasdan had been hired to direct the film from a script by Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner based on a draft by original writers Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers.
In March 2017, during CinemaCon, it was announced that the film's complete title was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Its plot involved teenagers cleaning out a school's basement who find a vintage video-game version of Jumanji and are sucked into the first film's jungle setting. Although fans debated whether the film was a sequel or a reboot, the second trailer (released on September 20, 2017) indicated that the sequel is set 21 years after the first. Dwayne Johnson noted that the film was inspired by classic video games of the 1990s. The film had used the working title "Jumanji" and the final title and the use of the song "Welcome to the Jungle" was suggested by Jack Black.
On April 15, 2016 Variety reported that Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart were in early talks to star in the film (although both actors had other projects). Later in the month, Johnson confirmed his casting on Instagram. In July, it was reported that Nick Jonas had joined the film's cast with Johnson, Hart, and Jack Black. The following month, Johnson said that the film would not be a reboot but a continuation of the 1995 film; Karen Gillan was announced as part of the cast. On September 20, Ser'Darius Blain was cast as Anthony "Fridge" Johnson and Madison Iseman as Bethany Walker. Two days later, Rhys Darby was cast as Nigel Billingsley, Morgan Turner as Martha Kaply, and Alex Wolff as Spencer Gilpin. In November 2016, Bobby Cannavale announced his casting in the film, and in December 2016, Tim Matheson joined the cast as Old Man Vreeke. Tom Holland and Shailene Woodley were originally cast as Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough and Ruby Roundhouse respectively, but they had to drop out of the film due to scheduling conflicts with other projects, so Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas were cast in their places.
James Newton Howard was originally signed to compose the film's score, he was replaced by Henry Jackman when the film's release date was postponed six months. The soundtrack was released digitally on 15 December 2017 by Sony Masterworks.
On November 29, 2017, it was announced that Amazon Prime members in the United States would have early access to tickets for a December 8 screening of the film at select Regal, National Amusements, ArcLight Cinemas and AMC theaters. The screenings sold out at 1,200 theaters and earned $1.9 million. The film was released on IMAX 2D on January 12, 2018.
In India, the film was released in English, Tamil, Hindi & Telugu languages on December 20, 2017, while in China, the film was released on December 29, 2017.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released on Digital HD on March 6, 2018, and on DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D (excluding North America) and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on March 20, although the film was still in theaters. The Blu-ray and digital versions include two additional featurettes: "Surviving the Jungle: Spectacular Stunts!" and "Book to Board Game to Big Screen & Beyond! Celebrating The Legacy of Jumanji".
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle grossed $404.6 million in the United States and Canada and $557.6 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $962.1 million. On April 10, 2018, the film passed Spider-Man ($403.7 million) to become Sony's highest-grossing film domestically. Deadline Hollywood calculated the net profit of the film to be $305.7 million, accounting for production budgets, P&A, talent participations, and other costs, with box office grosses, and ancillary revenues from home media, placing it fourth on their list of 2017's "Most Valuable Blockbusters".
In the U.S. and Canada, the film was released on December 20, 2017, with The Greatest Showman and was projected to gross about $60 million from 3,765 theaters in its six-day opening weekend; the studio predicted a $45 million debut. It earned $7.2 million on its first day and $7.6 million on its second day. Over the three-day weekend, the film grossed $36.2 million (for a six-day total of $71.9 million), finishing second at the box office behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Its weekend-only earnings increased to $50.1 million during its second weekend, again finishing in second place at the box office. The 38.4 percent weekend-to-weekend increase was the fourth-largest for a film playing in over 3,000 theaters; The Greatest Showman set the record for best hold the same weekend. The film passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the top spot the following weekend, declining 28.1 percent to $36 million, and finished first again the following week with $28.1 million (and a total of $35.2 million over the four-day MLK weekend). Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle remained atop the box office for its third weekend, earning $19.5 million.
It again topped the box office for a fourth consecutive week (its sixth week overall in theatres) with $19.5 million, topping new releases 12 Strong and Den of Thieves. The film continued to do well the following week, dropping 16 percent (to $16.1 million) and finishing second to Maze Runner: The Death Cure, before regaining the top spot for a fifth time the following weekend with $10.9 million.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle concluded 2017 as the fifth highest-grossing film of the year worldwide.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 76% based on 229 reviews, and an average rating of 6.19/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle uses a charming cast and a humorous twist to offer an undemanding yet solidly entertaining update on its source material." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 58 out of 100, based on 44 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A−" on an A+ to F scale, while those at PostTrak gave it an 84% positive score.
Dave White of TheWrap praised the cast and called the film a pleasant surprise: "Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle is the Christmas tentpole release that aims to please and succeeds, a funny family entertainment product that subverts more expectations than it was obligated to contractually". Peter Travers of Rolling Stone writes "enough star power and comic zest to deliver a fun time at the movies ... barely" and praises the cast, particularly Jack Black as hilarious and for finding the "vulnerable heart" of the character. Travers gives the film 2.5 stars out of 4. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian newspaper gives the film 3 out of 5 stars. Bradshaw praises Johnson for his "endearing performance" and calls it an "amiable effort" expects that will go down well on home viewings.
David Ehrlich of IndieWire gave the film a C grade, calling it unnecessary but mildly amusing: "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is further proof that even the stalest whiff of brand recognition has become preferable to originality. Only part of the blame for that belongs to the studios but after cannibalizing themselves for much of the last 20 years, Hollywood has clearly eaten their way down to the crumbs". For Variety, Owen Gleiberman wrote: "Excitement! Suspense! Childlike innocence! Ingeniously staged action set pieces! These are a few of the things you will not find, anywhere, in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ... It's supposed to be a board game come to life but really, it's just a bored game."
|2018||Kids' Choice Awards||Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Won|||
|Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Actor||Dwayne Johnson||Won|
|MTV Movie & TV Awards||Best Comedic Performance||Jack Black||Nominated|
|Best On-Screen Team||Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Fantasy Film||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Nominated|||
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Comedy Movie||Nominated|||
|Choice Comedy Movie Actress||Karen Gillan||Nominated|
|Choice Comedy Movie Actor||Dwayne Johnson||Won|
A mobile game titled Jumanji: The Mobile Game, developed by Idiocracy Games and published by NHN Entertainment, was released for Android and iOS on December 14, 2017. The game was removed from Google Play and App Store on May 2, 2018, and its service ended on May 24, 2018.
A virtual reality experience titled Jumanji: The VR Adventure, developed by MWM Immersive and published by Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, was released on Steam for HTC Vive on January 17, 2018. Although it was announced that the experience would be released on Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, the releases were canceled, as the game was heavily criticized for its poor graphics and hardware performance. It was delisted from Steam on February 9, 2018.
A video game titled Jumanji: The Video Game, developed by Funsolve and published by Outright Games, was released on November 8, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows. It is based on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level.
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas discussed the plot of the next Jumanji film (referred to as Jumanji 3) in interviews, including the possibility of the film exploring the origins of the game. According to Karen Gillan, the alternate ending of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle would have left the door open for another installment. In February 2018, it was announced that Kasdan would direct the sequel, with Rosenberg and Pinkner again writing the script and Johnson, Hart, Black, Gillan and Jonas reprising their roles. Filming began in January 2019. The film was released December 13, 2019. In January 2019, it was announced that Awkwafina, Danny DeVito and Danny Glover had joined the cast of the film. On February 22, 2019, Black confirmed the new film as being as a fourth Jumanji film because of Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) serving as the second film and sharing continuity with the other films of the series, with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle serving as the third film.
- "Henry Jackman to Score 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'". Film Music Reporter. May 15, 2017. Archived from the original on July 9, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
- "Film releases". Variety Media. Archived from the original on February 18, 2017. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
- "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. Archived from the original on 2017-12-12. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 26, 2017). "'Last Jedi' Now At $99M, 'Jumanji' Huge At $72M+; 'All The Money In The World' Opens To $2.6M – Christmas Weekend". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-02-23. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
- "2017 Feature Film Study" (PDF). FilmL.A.: 24. August 8, 2018. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2018-08-09. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
- "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
- Fullerton, Huw (December 20, 2017). "There's a touching tribute to Robin Williams in the new Jumanji film". Radio Times. Archived from the original on 2018-03-30. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Giles, Jeff (December 21, 2017). "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is Certified Fresh". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Archived from the original on 2018-01-11. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
- Coggan, Devan (June 29, 2017). "Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black go wild in first Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on June 29, 2017. Retrieved June 29, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Who's playing the 'evil Vice-President' in JUMANJI 2'". Ain't It Cool News. July 20, 1999. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- Robertson, Virginia (August 1, 1999). "Wild hybrids for Jumanji 2". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- Jumanji DVD commentary (dvd). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Hernandez, Esteban L. "'Jumanji' Reboot In The Works". What's Trending. Disrupt/Group. Archived from the original on October 24, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Gallagher, Brian (August 1, 2012). "Jumanji Reboot Lands Producer Matthew Tolmach". MovieWeb. Watchr Media. Archived from the original on December 27, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- CS (August 5, 2015). "Sony Pictures Dates 16 Films Through 2019!". ComingSoon.net. CraveOnline Media. Archived from the original on August 7, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Hanks, Henry (August 7, 2015). "They're remaking 'Jumanji,' and the Internet rage is real". CNN. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Pulver, Andrew (August 7, 2015). "'Is nothing sacred?': Twitter responds to news of Jumanji remake". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Archived from the original on October 25, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Mullins, Jenna (August 6, 2015). "People Are Livid About This Jumanji Remake, and We Don't Blame Them". E! News. E!. Archived from the original on October 29, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Faherty, Allanah. "Don't Worry Internet, Star of the Original 'Jumanji' Movie Doesn't Believe Sony Should Reboot the Film Either". Moviepilot. Archived from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Busch, Anita (October 23, 2015). "Scott Rosenberg Comes Aboard 'Jumanji' For Columbia Pictures". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on October 25, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Fleming, Mike Jr. (January 14, 2016). "Jake Kasdan To Helm 'Jumanji' Reboot For Sony". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on January 15, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2016.
- "Jumanji Inspired By 1990s Video Games". Screen Rant. 13 October 2017.
- "How Video Games From The 1990s Are Influencing Jumanji, According To The Rock". Cinema Blend. October 12, 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-12-23. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
- Nemiroff, Perri (7 April 2020). "Director Jake Kasdan Talks the Status of 'Jumanji 4' & Tricky Franchise Time Travel". Collider.
- Kroll, Justin (April 15, 2016). "Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson Circling 'Jumanji' Reimagining (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on April 24, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
- Evry, Max (April 22, 2016). "Dwayne Johnson Officially Boards Jumanji Remake". ComingSoon.net. CraveOnline Media. Archived from the original on April 25, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
- Fleming, Mike Jr. (July 28, 2016). "Nick Jonas In Talks To Join 'Jumanji' Movie". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
- "Dwayne Johnson Says Jumanji Will Not be a Reboot". ComingSoon.net. CraveOnline Media. August 21, 2016. Archived from the original on August 22, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
- Hipes, Patrick (August 30, 2016). "Karen Gillan Game For Big Role In 'Jumanji' Alongside Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 31, 2016. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
- N'Duka, Amanda (September 20, 2016). "Sony's 'Jumanji' Adds Two More Players Alongside Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- N'Duka, Amanda (September 22, 2016). "'Jumanji' Sequel Casts Rhys Darby and Morgan Turner". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on September 23, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- Kit, Borys (September 23, 2016). "Dwayne Johnson's 'Jumanji' Sequel Adds 'Naked Brothers Band' Star". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on September 24, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
- Cannavale, Bobby (November 29, 2016). "I'm confused by my costume today #setlife #jumanji". Instagram. Archived from the original on January 16, 2017. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
- Hipes, Patrick (December 6, 2016). "Tim Matheson On Board For 'Jumanji' Alongside Dwayne Johnson". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016.
- Trumbore, Dave (September 15, 2016). "Jumanji Starts Production and The Rock Shares a Set Video". Collider. Complex Media. Archived from the original on 2016-09-16. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
- Delahaye, Julie (January 8, 2018). "How to explore the real Jumanji jungle where you can have your own adventure". The Daily Mirror. MGN. Archived from the original on 2018-01-16. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- Brett, Jennifer (December 8, 2016). ""Jumanji" with Kevin Hart, Jack Black and The Rock wraps in Atlanta". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Cox Media Group. Archived from the original on 2018-04-21. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
- filmmusicreporter (October 6, 2016). "James Newton Howard to Score Jake Kasdan's 'Jumanji' Sequel". Film Music Reporter. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
- "JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE – The Art of VFX". www.artofvfx.com. September 20, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
- Kroll, Justin (August 5, 2015). "Sony Dates 16 Films Including Two More 'Bad Boys' Sequels, 'Jumanji' Remake". Variety. Archived from the original on October 13, 2015. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (November 29, 2017). "'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' To Swing In Early For Amazon Prime Members". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2017-11-29. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 14, 2017). "'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' Amazon Prime Sneaks Sell Out Grossing Near $2M". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2017-12-14. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
- Latchem, John (February 9, 2018). "'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' on Home Video in March". Media Play News. JCH Media. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (March 26, 2018). "No. 4 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' Box Office Profits – 2017 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2018-03-27. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 28, 2017). "Does 2017's Domestic Box Office Stand A Chance To Eclipse Last Year's All-Time $11.4B Record?". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2017-11-28. Retrieved November 29, 2017.
- McClintock, Pamela (November 30, 2017). "'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Tracking for Strong $60M Christmas Debut". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 2017-11-30. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 31, 2017). "'Last Jedi' Has Upper Hand Over 'Jumanji' In New Year's Weekend Duel As 2017 B.O. Closes With $11.1B – Monday Update". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-01-25. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
- "Smallest Second Weekend Drops: 1982–Present". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Archived from the original on 2018-01-07. Retrieved January 3, 2018.
- Mendelson, Scott (December 31, 2017). "Hugh Jackman's 'The Greatest Showman' Just Set A New Box Office Record". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2017-12-31. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 7, 2018). "'Jumanji' Goes Wild With $36M; 'Insidious' Rises To $29M+ – Sunday AM B.O. Update". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-01-07. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 14, 2018). "'Jumanji' Roars To $34M; 'The Post' Still The Most With $22M+; 'The Commuter' Punches $16M: MLK Weekend Box Office Update". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-01-14. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 21, 2018). "January Slows As 'Jumanji' Takes No. 1 For 3rd Weekend With $19M To $20M; Older Guy Pics '12 Strong' & 'Den Of Thieves' In Mid-Teens". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-02-04. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 21, 2018). "January Slows As 'Jumanji' Takes No. 1 For 3rd Weekend With $19M To $20M; Older Guy Pics '12 Strong' & 'Den Of Thieves' In Mid-Teens". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-01-21. Retrieved January 21, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 28, 2018). "Fox Controls Close To 40% Of Weekend B.O. Led By 'Maze Runner' & Oscar Holdovers; 'Hostiles' Gallops Past $10M". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-01-27. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
- D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 4, 2018). "'Jumanji' Poised To Be Dwayne Johnson's Highest Grossing Pic Of All-Time Stateside After Super Bowl Weekend Rebound". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-02-03. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
- "2017 Yearly Box Office Results – Box Office Mojo". www.boxofficemojo.com.
- "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
- "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
- White, David (December 19, 2017). "'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Film Review: A Mainstream Moviegoing Miracle". TheWrap. Archived from the original on 2017-12-20. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
- Travers, Peter (19 December 2017). "'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Review: Sequel Squeaks by on Charm".
- Bradshaw, Peter (9 December 2017). "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle review – fantasy romp likably upgraded for gamer generation" – via www.theguardian.com.
- Ehrlich, David (December 8, 2017). "'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Review: A Robin Williams Relic Is Reborn as a Mildly Amusing Video Game Movie". IndieWire. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2017-12-09. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
- Gleiberman, Owen (December 8, 2017). "Film Review: 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
- Farber, Lindsay (February 26, 2018). "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2018: Watch Host John Cena Announce the Favorite Movie Nominees". E! News. E!. Archived from the original on 2018-03-25. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- Swertlow, Meg (24 March 2018). "2018 Kids' Choice Awards Winners: The Complete List". E! News. E!. Archived from the original on 2018-07-24. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
- McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- Douglas, Esme. "Teen Choice Awards 2018: See the full list of winners". EW. Archived from the original on August 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- "Jumanji: The Mobile Game – Pre-registration Event!". Gamasutra. November 30, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- Cowley, Ric (December 4, 2017). "NHN Entertainment partners with Sony Pictures on soft-launched Jumanji mobile game tie-in". Pocket Gamer.biz. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- "Dear Adventurers, Every journey must come to an end, and unfortunately, we must announce that Jumanji: The Mobile Game service will end on Wednesday, May 24th PDT. We hope that you have enjoyed the time you spent traveling across the jungles, deserts, and marshes in Jumanji. Thank you for playing and supporting our game. Please accept our sincerest apologies that we cannot support the game indefinitely. This isn't a decision that we came to lightly, and we appreciate your understanding. Please note that all In-App Purchases will be locked out starting on May 2nd, 2018 06:00 PM (PDT). See the details below for the closure schedule. Thank you again for playing with us. Sincerely, Hangame". Jumanji: The Mobile Game Facebook page. April 25, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- "Jumanji: The VR Adventure". SteamDB. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- "Sony Pictures Virtual Reality Partners With Vr Leader Survios To Expand Jumanji Experience To Vr Audiences Worldwide". Sony Pictures Entertainment. January 18, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- Feltham, Jamie (January 18, 2018). "Sony's Jumanji: The VR Adventure Is Drawing Attention For The Wrong Reasons". UploadVR. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- "The jungle awaits as new video game based on the successful Jumanji film franchise launches November 15, 2019". Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. June 4, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- Keyes, Rob (December 21, 2017). "Nick Jonas Has A Funny Idea For The Next Jumanji Sequel". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on 2018-06-09. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Dolloff, Matt (December 22, 2017). "Jack Black Has A Great Idea For Jumanji 3". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on 2018-06-08. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Isaac, Christopher (December 25, 2017). "Here's Who Jumanji's Stars Want to See in Jumanji 3". Screen Rant. Archived from the original on 2018-06-11. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Evangelista, Chris (December 27, 2017). "The 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Cast Have 'Jumanji 3' Ideas, Plus an Alternate Ending for the New Sequel". /Film. Retrieved April 23, 2018.
- Fleming, Mike Jr. (February 6, 2018). "Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner To Write 'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' Sequel". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Archived from the original on 2018-02-07. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
- Rubin, Rebecca (2 October 2018). "Kevin Hart on 'Night School,' the 'Jumanji' Sequel and Why He Wants to Direct". Archived from the original on 2018-10-02. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
- Harp, Justin (April 24, 2018). "Dwayne Johnson's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel drops first teaser as US release date is confirmed". Digital Spy.
- Sneider, Jeff (5 December 2018). "Exclusive: Tiffany Haddish in Talks to Star in New 'Jump Street' Movie".
- Kit, Borys (January 3, 2019). "Awkwafina in Talks to Join Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart in 'Jumanji 2' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
- Kroll, Justin (4 January 2019). "Danny DeVito Joins Dwayne Johnson in 'Jumanji' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)".
- N'Duka, Amanda (January 15, 2019). "Danny Glover Set For Sony's 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' Sequel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- @Fandom (February 24, 2019). "Jack Black says the next Jumanji film is actually the 4th in the series – 'You forgot about the one in space ... 'Zathura 🚀👾" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- Miguel Acebedo, Bayani (December 11, 2019). "Jack Black Believes Jon Favreau's Zathura is the 'Real' Jumanji 2". Epic Stream. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
- As depicted in the 1995 film Jumanji.
- In addition, Professor Van Pelt has a different first name depending on the region in which the film is watched. In the UK version of the film, the character's first name is given as "John Hardin", while in the US version of the film (also the version made widely available through streaming services), the character has the first name "Russell".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.|
|Wikiquote has quotations related to: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle|