Monday Morning Box Office Report: 1917 Routs Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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After three weeks at the top of the box office, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was finally shot down by Sam Mendes’ 1917 over the weekend. The continuous take WWI movie opened nationwide and blew away all expectations with a tremendous $36.5 million haul, helped by strong word of mouth and its recent Golden Globe wins. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker fell to second with $15.1 million, continuing to trail behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s box office run by about $100 million or so. It has currently earned $989 million worldwide and should soon pass the $1 billion mark. Jumanji: The Next Level dropped to third while Like a Boss and Just Mercy were deadlocked in fourth with $10 million apiece. The weekend’s other new release, the aquatic sci-fi thriller Underwater, opened in seventh place with $7 million. That’s a bit less than the studio was hoping for although the disappointing reviews probably didn’t help. In other box office news, Frozen II passed its predecessor last week to become the highest grossing animated movie ever.

1. 1917 — $36.5M
2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — $15.1M
3. Jumanji: The Next Level — $14M
4. Like a Boss — $10M
5. Just Mercy — $10M
6. Little Women — $7.7M
7. Underwater — $7M
8. Frozen II — $5.8M
9. Knives Out — $5.7M
10. Spies in Disguise — $5.1M