Not unexpectedly, J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” dominated the Christmas Day box-office with the sci-fi epic pulling in $32 million on Wednesday.
That’s the second-best Christmas Day showing ever, behind only Abrams’ own “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 with $49 million, and ahead of the $27.4 million “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” made on the holiday.
‘The Rise of Skywalker’ has pulled in $516.8 million to date and is expected to earn another $150 million to $155 million through Sunday. “Jumanji: The Next Level” landed in second with a further $12.5 million on Christmas Day and is headed for an estimated $60 million haul for the five-day period to Sunday.
Going up against the pair were newcomers like Greta Gerwig’s critically acclaimed new “Little Women” adaptation which made $6.42 million and is reportedly on track to snag $22.5 million over the five day Wednesday-Sunday period.
The Adam Sandler-led “Uncut Gems” went wide and snagged a fourth place opening with a $5.9 million haul on Christmas Day itself, the biggest opening day in distributor A24’s history. It’s estimated to be on track for a $16.5 million gross for the five-day holiday.
“Spies in Disguise” flew into fifth with $5 million on Wednesday and is expected to pull in around $26 million by weekend’s end. Finally, “Cats” plummeted to eighth place with $2.1 million on Wednesday.