Pitch Perfect 3 came in third place with $20.4 million and is now expected to finish around $27 million through its first four days of release. The film, distributed by Walt Disney Co., has now grossed over $745 million since its December 15 release, already enough to make it the 10th-highest grossing film of the year, but the film's domestic take still puts it 30% behind its predecessor, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which was released in 2015, according to Box Office Pro data. The second Monday in theaters for The Last Jedi was Christmas Day, while the second Monday for The Force Awakens was coming off of Christmas weekend in 2015. "Ferdinand", appearing for its second weekend, grossed almost $9.7 million over the weekend, totaling nearly $29.2 million since its debut through Monday.
Sony's president of distribution, Adrian Smith, said he was "absolutely pleased" with the performance of "Jumanji" so far. The tendency is that last-minute Christmas shopping or travel draws audiences away from seeing movies on those days, and this is often followed by audiences surging to go to the movies on Christmas Day and the remaining days leading up to New Year's.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has become arguably the most polarizing film in the saga's 40-year history, with many diehard fans questioning Rian Johnson's plot points and character developments (or, in their opinion, lack thereof). Its top performance came in the United Kingdom with a second-place finish at $10.1 million including previews. Since its debut, the film has earned $67 million through Christmas Day.
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Another sequel opening this past weekend was Pitch Perfect 3 to the tune of $26.5 million. The latter is going to be a very busy market this week with Jumanji, Coco and countryman Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman all taking their Oz bows. Since its debut, it has earned nearly $18.6 million through Monday. The movie received a B CinemaScore.
"A gross well-and-above the $529 million domestic total of Rogue One is absolutely assured". But when your movie is still on pace to be one of the top ten highest-grossing films both domestic and worldwide of all time, you're still in a good position.
"The Post", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, dazzled with $495,000 at nine sites for Friday-Sunday.