Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Leads with $34-M, ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $-11M


Little Women‘ and ‘Knives Out‘ were among the nominees enjoying a boost timed to Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony.

Sony’s horror pic The Grudge is the 1st new nationwide release of Y 2020 opened to $11.3-M at the domestic box office after getting flunked by audiences with a rare F CinemaScore.

Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stayed atop the chart in its 3rd frame with $33.7-M for a domestic take of $450.8-M to date. The tentpole also held at #1 with another $50.5 million for a foreign tally of $468-M and $918.8-M worldwide.

Sony enjoyed a good weekend overall. Jumanji: The Next Level with $26.5-M in its 4th weekend for a domestic haul of $236.2-M, while Little Women moved up to #3 with $13.6-M after declining just 19% in its 2nd weekend.

Little Women was among the films enjoying a boost timed to Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony.

Walt Disney Animation’s Frozen 2, which grossed another $11.3-M domestically and $42.4-M overseas, celebrated a Key milestone over the weekend as it became the Top-grossing animated film of all time with $1.325-B globally.

The Grudge tied with Frozen 2 for # 4 on the weekend’s domestic chart.

Only 20 or so movies have ever received an F CinemaScore; the last was Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! in Y 2017. .

Disney and Fox’s animated Christmas offering Spies in Disguise came in No. 6 with $10.1 million for a global cume of $88.8 million.

 Knives Out is up for several Top Globes, including best picture for a comedy or musical, followed at # 7 domestically.

Lionsgate and MRC’s Knives Out fell just 9% in its 6th frame to $9-M for a domestic tally of $130.3-M and $247.5-M worldwide.

A24’s Uncut Gems continued to laugh hard after coming in # 8 with $7.8-M for a domestic take of $36.8-M. The dramedy is on its way to becoming the Top-grossing title in the indie studio’s history.

Lionsgate and Bron’s Bombshell placed #9 with $4.1-M for a domestic total of $24.6-M. Charlize Theron competes for a Globe for best actress in a drama.

Universal and Working Title’s Cats fell to #10 in its 3rd weekend as it prepares to slink out of theaters.

At the specialty box office

Sam Mendes’ World War I epic 1917 posted the best location average of the weekend at $53,636 for Universal and Amblin. The film, playing in 4 theaters since Christmas Day, will expand nationwide next week.

1917 is up for best picture in the drama category at Sunday’s Globes ceremony.

Taika Waititi’s irreverent Hitler comedy Jojo Rabbit is competing for a best picture for a comedy or musical Globe was up 40% upon grossing $358,000 from 209 locations for a domestic tally of $21.6-M.

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