Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Stays Top Of US Box Office

Skywalker stays strong.


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues to dominate the US box office, with a second weekend at No.1. The final part of the Skywalker Saga made an estimated $72 million over the past three days, bringing its US total to $361 million across 10 days since release. While this is slightly less than its predecessor, 2017's The Last Jedi, at the same stage, the gap between the two movies has closed considerably since the week of release. Worldwide, The Rise of Skywalker has made $725 million so far.

The comedy sequel Jumanji: The Next Level held onto second place after three weeks since release. The movie, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan, made an estimated $35.3 million, and to date has grossed $175 million in the US and $472 million worldwide. It remains to be seen if the movie will top its 2017 predecessor's massive $962 million worldwide gross, but in any case, it remains an impressive result.

Director Greta Gerwig's new adaptation of Little Women was the week's highest new entry at No.3. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and Florence Pugh, and made an impressive $16.5 million over three days. The movie opened on Christmas Day, and with the extra two days, its total so far is $29 million. While it's not surprising that an acclaimed movie appealing to a different audience to Star Wars and Jumanji has done well, as Box Office Mojo states, that five day total is way ahead of Sony's own $16-17 million prediction.

The rest of the box office Top 10 remains much the same as last week. Frozen II fell to No. 4, with a $4.6 million take bringing its total to $421 million in the US and an incredible $1.21 billion worldwide. The animated movie Spies in Disguise, Knives Out, and Uncut Gems all held onto the No. 5-7 slots, while the musical flop Cats rose one place to No. 8 in its second week of release. The dramas Bombshell and Richard Jewell complete the chart at No. 9 and 10.

Here are the December 27-29 US box office estimates (via Box Office Mojo):

  1. Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker $72,000,000
  2. Jumanji: The Next Level $35,300,000
  3. Little Women $16,525,000
  4. Frozen II $16,500,000
  5. Spies in Disguise $13,200,000
  6. Knives Out $9,725,000
  7. Uncut Gems $9,552,812
  8. Cats $4,830,000
  9. Bombshell $4,700,000
  10. Richard Jewell $3,010,000
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