Star Wars: The Last Jedi maintained its vice on the box office and finished in the top spot for the second straight week with an estimated $71.6 million. The House of Mouse has already earned almost $800 million dollars worldwide from The Last Jedi. Not all is rosy in Disney's castle as reports of fan discontent and the largest ever drop-offs for a Star Wars film cast a bit of gloom over the box office success and may suggest less than anticipated profits.
There were plenty of newcomers to the top ten this week, none did better than Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which finished at #2 with an estimated $36.4 million. Pitch Perfect 3 wound up taking the #3 spot with an estimated $19.9 million while The Greatest Showman bowed out at #4 with an estimated $8.8 million. Not all was good news however, The Matt Damon vehicle, Downsizing only manged to gross a paltry $5 million for the weekend. But the worst was, Father Figures, the patriarchal comedy only managed a pitiful $3.3 million-good enough for 9th.
The last films of the year were released on Christmas day and include Aaron Sorkin's Molly's Game, Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis' Phantom Thread, and Ridley Scott's scandalous All The Money In The World. The impact that they make on next weekends box office will likely be minimal. Star Wars will continue reigning supreme for the foreseeable future.
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi $71.6 Million
- Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $36.4 Million
- Pitch Perfect 3 $19.9 Million
- The Greatest Showman $8.8 Million
- Ferdinand $7.3 Million
- Coco $5.4 Million
- Downsizing $5 Million
- Darkest Hour $3.9 Million
- Father Figures $3.3 Million
- The Shape of Water $3.0 Million
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