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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Wins Christmas Weekend Box Office

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Last Jedi Christmas Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Last Jedi Christmas Box Office

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It’s a very merry Star Wars Christmas at the box office this year. After a stellar opening last week, The Last Jedi won the holiday weekend. Get the details, and check out the full Top 10 movies below!

As Gossip Cop reported, Star Wars: The Last Jedi had it is long-awaited debut last weekend. The new sequel in the iconic franchise tragically marks the last time fans will see the late Carrie Fisher on-screen as Princess Leia. The actress passed away almost exactly a year ago, a few months after she wrapped production. The film was dedicated in her honor, and many fans of the force have already gone to theaters more than once to see it.

After taking in roughly $220 million for its inaugural weekend, this new edition in the space-set epic made another $68.5 million this weekend. While that’s behind what The Force Awakens brought in two years ago, it’s ahead of last year’s Rogue One. And it was enough for The Last Jedi to easily hang onto first place. But, being a holiday weekend, there was plenty of other fare for moviegoers to check out.

Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart star in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, which opened in second place with $34 million. Pitch Perfect 3, which may not turn out to be the series’ last installment, debuted with $20.5 million for third place. The Greatest Showman, a circus-themed musical that boasts the likes of Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya, secured the number four spot with $8.6 million, while the animated film Ferdinand came in fifth with $7 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Coco in sixth with $5.2 million in ticket sales, followed in seventh place by the new Matt Damon-starrer Downsizing, which earned $4.6 million. Darkest Hour took eighth with $4.1 million, and ninth place went to Father Figures, with a haul of $3.3 million. Just making into the final spot was The Shape Of Water. It made $3 million.

 


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