'Jumanji' tops 'The Post,' 'The Commuter' at MLK box office

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee, left, and Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from "The Post

In this image released by 20th Century Fox, Tom Hanks portrays Ben Bradlee, left, and Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a scene from "The Post

FILE - This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in "Jumanji: Welcome to the

FILE - This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Kevin Hart, from left, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black in "Jumanji: Welcome to the

This image released by Lionsgate shows Liam Neeson in a scene from "The Commuter." (Jay Maidment/Lionsgate via AP)

This image released by Lionsgate shows Liam Neeson in a scene from "The Commuter." (Jay Maidment/Lionsgate via AP)

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, in a scene from " Paddington 2." (Warner Bros. Pic

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Paddington, voiced by Ben Whishaw, in a scene from " Paddington 2." (Warner Bros. Pic

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales.

According to studio estimates Sunday, "Jumanji" easily remained the no. 1 film in North America despite an onslaught of new challengers. The film is now approaching $300 million domestically and, after grossing $40 million in China this weekend, a worldwide total of $667 million.

Coming closest was Steven Spielberg's "The Post," starring Streep and Tom Hanks. Twentieth Century Fox is forecasting $18.6 million for the weekend.

The Neeson thriller "The Commuter" debuted with $13.5 million. "Paddington 2" opened with $10.6 million. And Henson's "Proud Mary" grossed $10 million.