Weekend box office: Nothing can beat Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Star Wars juggernaut continues, with the film making headlines for officially being 2017’s highest grossing film of the year, passing Disney’s live action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  Not only that, but the film now has a domestic lifetime gross just over $530 million, which brings its total worldwide gross to over $1 billion.  Not bad for a film that opened two weeks ago.  All of that to say the film will take the top spot at the weekend box office with more than $70 million.  The top films stayed the same from last weekend since the only new wide release was ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD, which struggled with barely $6 million.  We did have some limited releases that did pretty well, led by Aaron Sorkin’s MOLLY’S GAME (click the link to read our review), which did well despite only opening on less than 300 screens.  In terms of box office performance, it doesn’t seem like any of the Oscar hopefuls are getting much of a boost.

Although you should always think twice before betting against a horror movie, STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI should take the weekend box office again next week since the only other film opening is INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY.  The second Insidious film opened with about $40 million, which was the highest of the series, but the third film only managed around $22 million.  I suspect Star Wars to bring in right around $40 million next week, which should be enough to hold off Insidious.  The rest of the top five should remain the same.  Note: the numbers below are for the four day holiday weekend and will be updated as they become final.

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $72.3m

2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $66.1m

3. Pitch Perfect 3 $23.4m

4. The Greatest Showman $20.4m

5. Ferdinand $15.9m

6. Coco $9.8m

7. Darkest Hour $7.3m

8. All the Money in the World $6.8m

9. Downsizing $6m

10. The Shape of Water $5m


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