With the holiday season being one of the most lucrative times of the year at the box office, numbers are coming in showing who is winning the holidays this year. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in the lead right now, as expected for the finale to such a massive franchise.
For its opening weekend, The Rise of Skywalker came in slightly below target at $175 million, the lowest of the new trilogy. But now it looks like the film is on the up and up, and is on its way to surpassing The Last Jedi’s earnings that it had made at this same point of its release. For the first 10 days, it is on track to make about $380 million, which would be 3% higher than The Last Jedi’s 10 day opening (Deadline).
Reviews have held pretty steady since its release, with Rotten Tomatoes scores at 55% critics and 86% users. For such a popular title, this is quite mixed. But word of mouth must be getting around if the box office numbers take a turn for the positive like they are expected to.
Jumanji: The Next Level took home second this holiday week, as expected for another big budget action film, with earnings totaling at $128.9 million. Meanwhile, Little Women is thriving, with reviews all around in the 90s and a 5 day opening projected at $24 million.