Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues to dominate box office

By Tribute on January 5, 2020 | 2 Comments

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie posterIt was no surprise that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker three-peated at the weekend box office, hauling in an additional $33.7 million. The film has now surpassed Frozen II to become the year’s third-biggest domestic earner, behind The Lion King ($543 million) and Avengers: Endgame ($858 million).  With a worldwide total of $918.8 million, by next weekend, the final installment of the Skywalker Saga will likely become Disney’s seventh film of 2019 to reach the coveted $1 billion mark.

Jumanji: The Next Level also three-peated as it hung onto the second spot for a third weekend in a row. The hilarious sequel starring Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson brought in $26.5 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total to an impressive $236.2 million.

Little Women rose a spot to third place, beating studio expectations. The film brought in $13.6 million in the last three days for a domestic total of $60 million.

Premiering in fourth spot was the horror remake The Grudge. Ringing in the new year, the film debuted with a solid $11.3 million.

Dropping two spots to round out the top five was Frozen II, taking in an additional $11.3 million at the box office. The adorable film has now earned $449.9 million domestically and $1.3 billion globally, making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time. ~Emily Chavez

Comments & Discussion

  1. Daniel • January 7, 2020 @ 6:01 PM

    Well I wouldn’t say it’s the best. The only way that it would be great is to treat the former characters with more respect. Maybe giving the chosen one title to the first. He actually had a backstory, something Disney knows nothing about. Giving Luke some actually better screen time and more force powers.

  2. mikeb • January 8, 2020 @ 11:13 AM

    The grudge? I haven’t seen much promo for that….

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