Universal Pictures’ First World War film 1917 took home the Golden Globe last weekend for best motion picture drama and opened into wide release this weekend with the top spot at the weekend box office. The film follows two young British soldiers during the First World War who are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap. The film opened up to $36.5 million. The film opened in limited release on Christmas Day last month.
Dropping to second spot was the latest Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker with another $15.1 million. That was followed up with Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level which took in another $14.0 million.
Opening in fourth place was Paramount’s Like a Boss starring Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, and Salma Hayek. The film opened with $10 million over the weekend. Warner Bros’ Just Mercy, which also opened in limited release on Christmas Day last month, expanded to wide release and opened at #5 with an estimated $10 million.
- 1917 (Universal) $36.5 million
- Star Wars IX (Disney) $15.1 million
- Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) $14.0 million
- Like a Boss (Paramount) $10.0 million
- Just Mercy (Warner Bros.) $10.0 million
Next weekend will see the fourth installment in the Bad Boys series arrive in theatres with the release of Bad Boys for Life. It will be joined in multiplexes with the family feature Dolittle from Universal Pictures starring Robert Downey Jr. Opening in limited release will see the sci-fi film The Wave open as well as the comedy VHYes.