Star Wars IX receives mixes reviews; dominates at the Weekend Box Office

The latest Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, topped the weekend box office domestically with an estimated $175.5 million. The film also opened internationally with an estimated $198 million for a total worldwide haul of approximately $373.5 million. While the movie had mixed critical reviews, the film had mostly positive fan reaction with the movie giving the film an 86% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The other wide release this weekend had a paltry 19% on Rotton Tomatoes and didn’t seem to catch much audience interest. Universal Pictures’ feature film adaptation of the stage play Cats opened in fourth place with an estimated $6.5 million.

Last week’s top three films remained in the top five over the weekend. Last week’s top film Jumani: The Next Level took in another $26.1 million for second place while Disney’s Frozen II took in another $12.3 million and landed in third place. Lionsgate’s Knives Out rounded out the top give with an estimated $6.1 million.

  1. Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Disney) $175.5 million
  2. Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) $26.1 million
  3. Frozen II (Disney) $12.3 million
  4. Cats (Universal) $6.5 million
  5. Knives Out (LGF) $6.1 million

Christmas Day will see the release of a couple of films. 20th Century Fox will release the animated film Spies in Disguise starring Tom Holland and Will Smith while Sony Pictures will release the drama romance film Little Women.

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