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Los Angeles: Three new wide releases battled three likely Oscar contenders for moviegoers' attention this weekend, only for all six to lose to Sony Corp.'s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

The reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams film brought in $20 million in US and Canadian theatres to top the box office for the third straight week, researcher ComScore Inc. estimated Sunday in an email.

Three new wide releases-Den of Thieves, 12 Strong and Forever My Girl- vied against three awards-targeting movies that were expanding into more theaters this weekend: Call Me by Your Name , I, Tonya and Phantom Thread .

The new Jumanji , which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is giving Sony its longest winning streak for a single film since Black Hawk Down , released in late 2001. The company could also be in contention for an Oscar with coming-of-age tale Call Me By Your Name.

Warner Bros.' 12 Strong, featuring Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon, tells the tale of special forces soldiers deployed to Afghanistan in the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks. It placed second with $16.5 million, handily beating a forecast of $12 million, according to analysts at BoxOfficePro. It split critics with 54% positive reviews, according to aggregator RottenTomatoes.com.

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