Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker takes almost $18m in opening weekend

The final Star Wars film in the Skywalker Saga and a culmination of 42 years of Star Wars movies, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, has taken $17.962m in its opening week across 1,056 screens, after securing an opening day of $6.41m.

That’s the lowest opening day of any of the three most recent films, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi both beat it with $9.45m and $7.06m respectively, not including the spin-offs Rogue One and Solo.

The film still managed to easily top the weekend, knocking Frozen 2 off the top spot. The animated film took $2.809m for its fourth week of release, sitting above Knives Out which took $795,718 also for its fourth week. The films aired across 381 and 269 screens respectively.

Of the other animated films airing, The Addams Family brought in $762,952, and The Queen’s Corgi delivered $88,337. The new debuts for the week, Dabbang 3 and IP Man 4: The Finale, brought in $439,529 and $293,424 respectively.

Playing With Fire brought in $689,034 for its second week across 255 screens, a drop of 20% for the family flick starring John Cena. Last Christmas took $405,820, adding to a total of $10.338m across seven weeks, for seventh place, while Ford v Ferrari managed to nab tenth spot with $216,494 in its sixth week.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Disney) $17,962,917 1056 $17,962,917
Frozen Ii (Disney) $2,809,942 381 $27,816,956
Knives Out (Studiocanal) $795,718 269 $9,498,831
The Addams Family (Universal) $762,952 281 $4,171,989
Playing With Fire (Paramount) $689,034 255 $2,248,080
Last Christmas (Universal) $405,820 165 $10,338,491
The Good Liar (Wb) $272,571 256 $2,343,587
Ford V. Ferrari (Disney) $216,494 139 $9,759,948
Black Christmas (Universal) $90,274 151 $578,953
The Queen's Corgi (Roadshow) $88,337 177 $559,942
Playmobil Movie (Studiocanal) $73,147 162 $430,888
Love Actually (Universal) $72,370 15 $19,288,316
Official Secrets (Universal) $49,855 40 $833,952
Fisherman's Friends (Roadshow) $48,380 53 $1,782,971
Joker (Roadshow) $41,705 52 $40,391,002
Parasite (Madman) $30,958 13 $2,012,192
Only Cloud Knows (Chinalion Film) $30,082 17 $30,082
Charlie's Angels (Sony) $24,111 27 $4,892,673
Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love (Park Circus Films) $18,309 4 $119,047
Pain And Glory (Universal) $15,151 17 $681,129

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