#BOXOFFICE: “SKYWALKER” FLIES A SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER makes it two weeks on-top, taking $89.6 million at the Box Office week two this post-Christmas Holiday weekend, from 4,406 theatres. Thus far, it has grossed $380.9 million domestically for Disney.
JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL is second with $30.8 million from 4,227 theatres for Sony Pictures. It has grossed $176 million in its third week.
FROZEN 2 takes third with $18.5 million, a total $423 million in its sixth weekend for Disney.
LITTLE WOMEN debuts in fourth with $18 million for Sony Pictures, from 3,308 theatres. Greta Gerwig‘s Adaptation gets 95% on the Tomatometer.
SPIES IN DISGUISE opens in fifth with $13.1 million from 3,502 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets 73% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
UNCUT GEMS lands in sixth with $10.9 million for A24/Netflix, expanding to 2,341 theatres. It gets 93% on the Tomatometer and oddly, a disproportionate C+ CinemaScore.
CATS in its second week out gets $5.1 million from 3,380 theatres for Universal Pictures.
RICHARD JEWELL rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.9 million for Warner Bros., a total $16 million in three weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL” RISES ABOVE THE REST
The weekend belongs to JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, nabbing top spot in its debut with $50 million for Sony Pictures, from 4,078 theatres. This is a best opening for the Franchise, also getting 67% on the Tomatometer. Last installment, 2018’s WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE became Sony Pictures‘ highest-grossing title ever.
In second after a three-week reign, is FROZEN 2 with $21 million from 4,078 theatres for Disney.
KNIVES OUT lands in third with $9.5 million for Lionsgate Films/Mongrel Media.
Fourth spot goes to Clint Eastwood‘s RICHARD JEWELL which is based on true events at the 1996 Summer Olympics, earning $6.5 million from 2,502 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets 75% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore despite some controversy about its accuracy.
BLACK CHRISTMAS opens in fifth with $5.3 million from 2,625 theatres for Universal Pictures, with 43% on the Tomatometer and a D CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is 21 BRIDGES with $1.3 million fron 1,533 theaters for VVS Films/STX Entertainment.
#SPOTTED: DONOVAN BAILEY IN TORONTO FOR “RICHARD JEWELL”
So cool meeting Canadian icon Donovan Bailey, former 100m sprint world record holder and gold medal winner at the 1996 Olympics!
In support of Clint Eastwood’s new Film Richard Jewell, he recalls his experience with the security guard who saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb. Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) is gaining major buzz for his performance as the titular character. Bailey was on the Morning Show circuit earlier including visits at Breakfast Television and CP24 Breakfast.
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Richard Jewell is in theatres Friday, December 13, 2019.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)