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Rise of Skywalker Delivers a $175.5 million Debut While Cats Coughs Up a Hairball

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker won the weekend box office delivering a $175.5 million debut over three days. That’s the third-largest December opening of all time. The studio had expected a $165 million opening.

The weekend audience was 59% male and 64% were aged 25 or older. The film received a “B+” CinemaScore, the first live film to not receive something in the “A” range.

Internationally, the film opened with $198 million from 52 markets delivering a global total of $373.5 million.

Jumanji: The Next Level dropped 56% to come in second place with an estimated $26.1 million. Domestically, the film has earned $101.9 million in ten days. Internationally, the film added $32.6 million from 52 markets to bring that total to $210 million for a worldwide total of $312 million. It still has to debut in Italy, Australia, and Brazil.

Frozen II came in third with an estimated $12.3 million to bring the domestic total to $386.5 million. The international total is now over $717 million and worldwide the movie has earned $1.103 billion.

Cats clawed its way to fourth with a $6.5 million total. With 3,380 locations, that’s one of the top twenty worst openings of all time for films opening in over 3000 locations. The movie received a “C+” CinemaScore from opening day audiences. The movie opened in the UK where it earned $4.4 million and a global total shy of $11 million. It expands in 37 markets next week and rolls out internationally through February.

Knives Out rounds out the top five with an estimated $6.1 million for a domestic total of $89.5 million. It added $6.4 million internationally for an overseas total of $96 million and a global total of $185.6 million. It has yet to open in Germany and Japan.

When it comes to comic films…

Joker dropped 77.4% to come in at #21 with an estimated $140,000. The film’s domestic total now stands at $333.5 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive looking at 2019’s comic adaptations.

Jumanji: The Next Level Rolls Into First for the Weekend

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level took the top spot at the box office knocking Frozen II out of the spot. With an estimated $60.1 million, Jumanji: The Next Level the sequel crushed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘s $36.2 million opening two years ago. That film went on to earn $404.5 million domestically and $557.6 million internationally for a grand total of $962.1 million worldwide.

Internationally, The Next level added 34 new markets to bring that total to 52. It brought in an estimated $85.7 million to bring the international total to $152.5 million.

Frozen II came in second with an estimated $19.2 million after four weeks. Domestically the film has earned $366.5 million. Internationally, the film has earned $666 million for a global total of $1.032 billion. That’s the sixth $1 billion+ film for Disney in 2019.

In third place was Knives Out which added $9.3 million to bring its domestic total to $80 million. It also earned an estimated $13.6 million from 73 international markets to bring that total to $83.3 million and a global total of $163.3 million. It opens in Germany on January 2 and Japan on January 31st.

Richard Jewell came in fourth place with an estimated $5 million. That’s among the top 50 worst openings ever for a film over 2500 locations. The film did receive an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences.

Black Christmas was right behind with $4.4 million from 2625 locations another bad opening. Audiences gave the film a “D+” CinemaScore.

When it comes to comic-related film…

Joker slipped to #15 from last week’s #11. The film added $465,000 to its domestic total to bring it to $333 million after 11 weeks.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper look at 2019’s comic films.

Frozen II Threepeats at the Weekend Box Office

Frozen II

It should be no surprise, Frozen II won the weekend box office again with an estimated $34.7 million to bring its domestic total to $337.6 million. The film also added $90.2 million internationally to bring that total to $582 million. It’s a sure thing the film will cross the billion-dollar mark, the eighth film in 2019 to do so. Disney has released six of those.

In second place was Knives Out which earned an estimated $14.2 million to bring its domestic total to $63.5 million. It also added $18.7 million internationally to bring that total to $60.6 million for a global total just shy of $125 million. It opens in Brazil on December 12, Germany on January 2, and Japan on January 31.

Ford v Ferrari took third place earning an estimated $6.5 million to bring its domestic total to $91.1 million.

Queen & Slim took fourth place also with $6.5 million. Just $7,000 separated it and third place. Domestically, the film has earned $26.9 million.

Rounding out the top five was A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood with an estimated $5.2 million to bring its domestic total to $43.1 million.

The top five was a repeat in order compared to the previous week.

In notable movie news, Playmobil: The Movie tanked with one of the worst openings of the year. The movie earned just $660,000 from 2,337 theaters. It’s the third-worst opening average for a film opening in 2,000 or more locations at $282. What’s interesting is the film was picked for domestic distribution after Global Road filed for bankruptcy in 2018. The studio decided to go with variable pricing for the film including a $5 a ticket experiment. It was to encourage audiences to see the fil and allow theaters to explore the concept for first-run movies. It clearly didn’t help.

In comic film news….

Joker held steady at #10 adding an estimated $1.04 million to its domestic total bringing it to $332.1 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019’s comic films.

Frozen II Won’t Let Go of the Top of the Box Office Setting Thanksgiving Records

Frozen II

In its second weekend, Frozen II held on to the box office with a commanding estimated $85.3 million. That brings the film’s domestic total to $287.6 million. The weekend earnings delivered the largest three and five-day grosses over Thanksgiving. After ten days the film trails just Incredibles 2 when it comes to animated films and their earnings.

Internationally, the film added $163.8 million over three days bringing the international total to $451 million. Globally, the film has earned $738.6 million after 12 days. It has yet to open in South Africa, Uruguay, and Paraguay which happens next weekend and then Brazil remains which happens on January 2. There’s little doubt the film will be the next film to cross $1 billion for this year’s releases.

In second place was Knives Out which was ahead of expectations. The film earned $41.7 million over the five days and $27 million over the weekend. The film received a good word of mouth and got an “A-” from CinemaScore. Online ratings remain high. The opening weekend audience was 51% male and 68% of the crowd was aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film added $28.3 million for a worldwide opening of $70 million. It opens in 14 more markets this coming weekend.

In third place was Ford v Ferrari which dropped just 17%. The film’s earnings was an estimated $13.2 million for three days and $19 million for five days. Domestically the film has earned $81 million. Internationally, the film added $10.2 million to its total to bring that number to $62.3 million and a worldwide total o $143 million. It opens in South Korea, Thailand, Panama, and Chile next weekend and then in Japan on January 10.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood came in fourth dropping just 11% in its second weekend. It earned an estimated $11.8 million for three days and $17.3 million for five days. Domestically, the film has earned $34.3 million.

Rounding out the top five was Queen & Slim which earned an estimated $11.7 million over three days and $15.8 million over five days. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore and was 51% female with 61% of the audience being aged 25 or older.

When it comes to comic-based films…

Joker improved spots coming in at #9 from last week’s #10 after nine weeks. The film added an estimated $2 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total to $330.6 million.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic film adaptations.