Box-Office Weekend: 1917 Unseats Star Wars

Apparently a fourth week on top of the box-office weekend wasn’t in the cards for Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker as the film was bested by the new film from director Sam Mendes, 1917. The war epic enjoyed a first weekend in wide-release by claiming first place over the weekend and a $36.5 million weekend gross.

Though The Rise of Skywalker lost the top spot this weekend, it did manage to finish in second place and add another $15.1 million, giving it a four-week tally of $478.2 million. Similarly dropping one spot this weekend was Jumanji: The Next Level, which took third place with $14.0 million. The sequel now claims a five-week total of $257.1 million.

The second newcomer to the top ten this past weekend was the comedy Like a Boss, which debuted in fourth place earning $10.0 million. Tied with that was the courtroom drama Just Mercy which finished in fifth,
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