Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continued to rule the box office over the long holiday period, scoring $134.5 million over the five days. That puts it only -2% off the same pace of The Last Jedi, ensuring that it will cross $1 billion at some point in the near future. It only dropped 59% from its opening weekend, a great hold and better than Last Jedi as well, meaning more people are going back for seconds and thirds. Can it outgross the Rian Johnson film? That is the big question right now. Sitting at $700 million+ already has it on a good track.
Jumanji: The Next Level continues to impress as well, grossing $59 million over the holiday, and bringing its domestic take to $175.64 million so far. That is a really impressive number, especially with how well it is holding up to Star Wars. Could there be a third? My guess is at this point Sony would be foolish not to try. Speaking of Sony, they also enjoyed a spectacular bow for Little Women, the latest version of the film helmed by Greta Gerwig. Its five day stands at $29 million, superb for a lower budget drama these days.
Rounding out the top five were two family films, as Frozen 2 drops out of the top three with a still strong $26.1 million, while the Will Smith/Tom Holland animated feature Spies in Disguise fell a touch lower than people thought with $22.1 million. There are so many choices at the theater right now that that one might have legs as people decide to forgo that 4-5 viewing of Skywalker.
The Box Office Top 10 for the Holiday week:
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker- $134.5 million
- Jumanji: The Next Level- $59 million
- Little Women- $29 million
- Frozen 2- $26.1 million
- Spies in Disguise- $22.1 million
- Uncut Gems– $18.86 million
- Knives Out– $18.6 million
- CATS– $8.76 million
- Bombshell– $8.3 million
- Richard Jewell– $5.3 million
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