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1917 Expands Taking the Weekend Box Office and Knocking Off The Rise of Skywalker


1917 has got momentum after high profile award wins and nominations taking the weekend box office. The film’s theaters expanded as well as its gross with the film earning an estimated $36.5 million. The movie’s theater count went from 11 the last two weeks to 3,434 this past weekend, perfect timing for its award wins. That saw a massive increase in dollars beating expectations. The film also debuted in 30 international markets earning nearly $20 million.

The movie received an “A” CinemaScore for its limited release and an “A-” with the wider release. The crowd was 60% male and 80% aged 25 or older.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropped to second place earning an estimated $15 million. That brings its domestic total to $478.2 million after four weeks. Internationally, the movie earned $24.2 million to bring that total to $511.4 million. With a worldwide total of $989.6 million, there’s little doubt the film will cross the $1 billion mark this week.

In third place was Jumanji: The Next Level with earned an estimated $14 million after five weeks. Domestically, the film has earned $256.8 million. Internationally, the film added $22.6 million from 65 markets to bring that total to $414 million. Worldwide the film has earned $671 million.

Fourth place looks to be a virtual tie though that may change as the numbers get adjusted. Like a Boss and Just Mercy each earned an estimated $10 million.

Like a Boss‘ debut is jut shy of expectations and the film generally survived bad reviews. The CinemaScore was a “B” from opening day crowds and the audience was 56% female and 65% aged 25 or older.

Just Mercy expanded to 2,375 from 4 the last two weeks. Audiences gave the film an “A+” CinemaScore and the film has been receiving positive reviews. The audience was 60% female and 85% were aged 25 or older.

While no comic related films made the weekend box office list, we’ll be back in an hour for a look at how they did over the week.