Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Closes In on The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Closes In on The Last Jedi

Earlier this month, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opened with $175 million at the domestic box office. That was well below The Last Jedi‘s $220 million opening in 2017. However, thanks to an unexpectedly strong second week, The Rise of Skywalker has narrowed the gap with The Last Jedi.

Via Deadline, The Rise of Skywalker had $72.4 million at the weekend box office and easily held on to the #1 slot. More importantly, its domestic total rose to $361.8 million over ten days. That’s only $6.3 million behind The Last Jedi‘s $368.1 million at the same point in its release. Because of that resurgence, The Rise of Skywalker is now projected to take in $620 million domestically by the end of its run.

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Jumanji: The Next Level stayed at number two with $35.3 million and a new $175.4 million domestic total. Sony’s Little Women adaptation muscled into the third slot with $16.5 million. Disney’s Frozen 2 just won’t let go of fourth place, and only slightly trailed Little Women with $16.45 million. Fox and Disney’s Spies in Disguise had a modest $13.2 million opening, which was good enough for fifth place.

Adam Sandler’s new film, Uncut Gems, landed in sixth with $9.7 million. Meanwhile, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out held on at #7 with $9.55 million. However, Cats only clawed its way to $4.8 million in the eighth slot, solidifying its status as one of the year’s biggest bombs. Bombshells and Richard Jewell rounded out the top ten with $4.7 million and $3 million, respectively.

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