‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘Jumanji’ Lead Christmas Releases While ‘Downsizing’ Bombs at the BO!!!

With an estimated $68 million, Disney and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi remained at #1 for the second weekend in a row, doubling its closest competitor. The film, however, did drop 68% from its opening weekend, but that’s not as much as a surprise as it may outwardly seem, particularly due to the lack of business over the weekend, especially on Christmas Eve, for all titles. The film is expected to top $100 million by end of day tomorrow, which is expected to be huge for most all films in release.

In second is Sony‘s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with an estimated $34 million for the three-day with the film expected to gross nearly $65 million by the end of the day Monday after opening on Wednesday. While this is well ahead of Sony‘s conservative expectations, you’ll notice this is well within Mojo‘s expectations.

Universal‘s Pitch Perfect 3 finished third for the three-day with an estimated $20.4 million and is expected to finish around $27 million for the four-day, holiday weekend.

Fox‘s The Greatest Showman debuted alongside Jumanji on Wednesday and will take fourth for the weekend with an estimated $8.6 million, which is expected to climb to $13.6 million for the three-day for a six-day cume topping $18 million.

Outside the top five, Paramount‘s Downsizing hasn’t had much of an impact with audiences, pulling in just $4.6 million for the three day and expected to finish just over $6 million for its four-day opening.

WB‘s Father Figures is the last of the weekend’s new wide releases and it delivered an estimated $3.2 million for the three day and should add another million or so on Christmas for a $4+ million four-day opening.

Additionally, two films expanded wide over the weekend beginning with FocusDarkest Hour, which brought in an estimated $4.1 million and expected to reach nearly $6 million for the four-day. Fox Searchlight‘s The Shape of Water was the weekend’s other wide expansion and it brought in an estimated $3 million for the three-day and is expected to reach $4.3 million by the end of the day tomorrow.

via BoxOfficeMojo

Title Weekend Gross  Weeks
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi $68.5M $365.1M 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $34.0M $50.6M 1
Pitch Perfect 3 $20.5M $20.5M 1
The Greatest Showman $8.6M $13.2M 1
Ferdinand $7.1M $26.5M 2
Coco $5.2M $161.3M 5
Downsizing $4.6M $4.6M 1
Darkest Hour $4.1M $7.0M 5
Father Figures $3.2M $3.2M 1
The Shape of Water $3.1M $7.6M 4
Reported by Box Office Mojo © 2017

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