The first weekend of the new year has passed, with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker keeping its lead in the box office for the third week in a row, while newcomer The Grudge opened at number four with a mere $11 million amid poor reviews.
January is typically home to such mid-grade horror films, with The Grudge joining a long list of winter-released scary flicks estimated to make a quick buck at the box office. However, considering its CinemaScore grade of F and mere 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s unlikely the film will take home enough to make a profit, especially considering its $10 million budget.
Jumanji: The Next Level kept its number two spot, earning $26.5 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic total of $236.2 million. Little Women followed at number three for its second weekend, experiencing just a 19% decline in ticket sales for a gross of $13.6 million, leaving the film’s total domestic earnings at $60 million.
Despite The Rise of Skywalker staying in the lead, the film experienced a 54% decline in sales, making for a weekend gross of $33.7 million for a domestic total of $450.8 million to date.
A full list of the weekend’s box office can be found below.
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, $33,739,000
- Jumanji: The Next Level, $26,500,000
- Little Women, $13,575,000
- The Grudge, $11,300,000
- Frozen II, $11,291,000
- Spies in Disguise, $10,084,000
- Knives Out, $9,025,000
- Uncut Gems, $7,827,000
- Bombshell, $4,075,000
- Cats, $2,600,000