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News movies & tv series 23 December 2019, 12:35

author: Adrian Werner

Star Wars Rise of Skywalker Below Expectations in Box Office

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker has dominated the weekend box office, but it had a weaker debut than analysts expected. What's more, the film achieved significantly worse results than the previous two parts of the saga.

The latest Star Wars outclassed the competition, but they did not repeat the success of the two previous films.

There were no surprises in the American box office. The number one position was taken by Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. According to estimates, last weekend the production made $175 million in the local. After adding the amounts from other countries, the film has already accumulated 373.5 million dollars.

This is an impressive result, but below the expectation of analysts who forecasted more than $200 million on the American market. The film was the third best December debut ever. Star Wars: Force Awakens remains the leader, having earned $248 million after three days in American cinemas. Second in this category is Star Wars: The Last Jedi with 220 million. As you can see, there is a clear downward trend.

It is worth mentioning that over 50% of the weekend income of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalkerin American cinemas took place on Friday, which was not the case with earlier releases of the new trilogy. According to analysts, this suggests that the opinions of the first viewers discouraged some of those interested in this title.

Second place in the American box office was taken by last week's leader, Jumanji: Jungle Adventure. The movie made $26.1 million last weekend. In total, the film has generated $311.9 million in revenue worldwide.

The third place belongs to Frozen 2. In total, the production has already earned over 1.1 billion dollars worldwide. It seems that the title will have no problems topping the result of $1.274 billion achieved by the first part.

In turn, the biggest flop of the past week was the musical Cats, which in the first three days after its premiere earned just 6.5 million dollars in American cinemas. The failure of the production is not a special surprise, because according to critics it is one of the worst films of the year.



Weekend revenue in the USA:

Total revenue in the USA:

Global revenue:


Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

$175 million

$175 million

$373.5 million


Jumanji: The Next Level

26.1 million

210 million

311.9 million


Frozen II

12.3 million

386.5 million

1.1 billion



6.5 million

6.5 million

10.9 million


Knives Out

6.1 million

96 million

185.5 million



5 million

5.4 million

5.4 million


Richard Jewell

2.5 million

9.5 million

9.5 million


Queen & Slim

1.8 million

36.6 million

36.6 million


Black Christmas

1.8 million

7.2 million

13.3 million


Ford v Ferrari

1.8 million

101.9 million

192.6 million

  1. Results from Box Office Mojo
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