Weekend Box Office top Ten - 12/22/19
Weekend Box Office Top Ten:
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER opened to an "okay" $175.5M (Million) domestic and $373.5M globally, far below where tracking had both the U.S. and international grosses heading into the weekend. This is a disappointing result for the final installment of the 9-part Skywalker Saga, and while another untitled Star Wars film is scheduled for December 2022, expect to see significant changes made at Lucasfilm quickly over the leadership of the company and creative direction of the franchise, especially in light of THE MANDALORIAN's success on the Disney+ streaming network, versus the divisive response and diminishing returns of the sequel trilogy.
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL is #2 with $26.1M, a domestic total of $101.9M, and almost $312M globally already. There is much more to be earned by Sony on this successful sequel, which at a budget of $125M plus marketing, should be profitable by the end of next weekend. Another installment has yet to be announced, but is inevitable.
FROZEN 2 is #3 with $12.3M, a domestic total of $386.5M, and $1.103 Billion globally for Disney. As the film's run begins to wind down, this is another tremendous result for the studio, which no doubt will see a third film in this franchise at some point down the line.
CATS opened at #4 with a disastrous $6.5M domestic and $10.9M global debut for Universal. Produced for $95M plus marketing, this one will be a sharp financial loss to end an otherwise successful year on.
KNIVES OUT is #5 with $6.1M, a domestic total of $89.5M, and $185M globally. The Lionsgate/MRC smash from Rian Johnson is quickly heading to the $100M threshold in the U.S. and more than $200M worldwide.
BOMBSHELL is #6 with a $5.4M debut, and with a budget north of $40M plus marketing, is unlikely to be profitable for Lionsgate and all involved.
RICHARD JEWELL is #7 with $2.5M, and a total of only $9.5M for WB, looking to be another moderate financial loss for the studio.
QUEEN & SLIM is #8 with $1.8M, and a total of $36.5M, an okay result for Universal given the production budget of $17M plus marketing, though one that will see this finish in break-even range, not outright profitability.
BLACK CHRISTMAS fell to #9 with $1.8M, and a total of only $7.2M for Universal, as this horror film vanishes from screens as a modest financial loss.
FORD V. FERRARI is #10 with $1.8M, a domestic total of $101.9M, and almost $193M worldwide, heading to the $200M global mark soon.
This upcoming week will see the debuts/expansions of LITTLE WOMEN
, SPIES IN DISGUISE
, and JUST MERCY
, giving audiences plenty to choose from throughout the holidays.