While Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is winding down its epic box office run, the global blockbuster just beat a 16-year-old record. The sequel just passed the $403.7 million tally of 2002's Spider-Man, to become Sony
's highest-grossing movie ever. Worldwide, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
has taken in $950.7 million worldwide, and while it won't cross the $1 billion plateau, or best Skyfall
($1.1 billion) as Sony's highest grossing worldwide film, it did earn over 10 times its $90 million budget. Here's what Sony Pictures Entertainment Group chairman Tom Rothman
had to say about how Jumanji managed to pull off this impressive feat.
""It's not the IP, it's the 'I,' the idea. Before the obsession grew with known properties only, big ideas are what powered big movies."
Rothman added that the core story, where four teenagers are turned into video game avatars that represent their polar opposites in the real world, is a, "big,