The Rise of Skywalker Takes Two in a Row with $72 million
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker won the weekend box office with an estimated $72 million. The film dropped just 59.4% and it now stands at $361.8 million domestically after ten days. That 59.4% is better than The Last Jedi‘s drop of 67.5% in its second weekend.
Internationally, the film added $94.3 million to bring that total to $363 million. Worldwide, the film stands at $724.8 million and there’s a good chance it’ll cross the billion-dollar mark before its run is complete.
Jumanji: The Next Level held steady at player number two adding an estimated $35.3 million over the three days. Internationally, the film added $61.6 million. Worldwide, the film has earned $472 million.
Little Women opened in third place. The film brought in an estimated $29 million over its five-day debut of which $16.5 million was over the three day weekend. The numbers are well ahead of studio expectations which were $16-17 million over five days. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore from the opening day audiences. The audience was 70% female and 71% were aged 25 or older.
Internationally, the film launched in the UK and Spain and brought in $6.3 million. It continues to open worldwide over the month.
In fourth place was Frozen II which improved from the previous weekend. It earned an estimated $16.5 million to bring its domestic total to $421.3 million. It also added $42.2 million internationally to bring that total to $796.3 million for a worldwide total of $1.218 billion.
Rounding out the top five was the new film Spies in Disguise. The film earned $22 million over five days and $13.5 million over the three day weekend. It received an “A-” CinemaScore from opening day audiences which were 54% female and 40% of the crowd was aged 25 or older.
Internationally, the film brought in $16 million from 51% of the international market.
No comic adaptations made the weekend earnings list though we’ll have a dive into them later today.