WEB DESK: Disney and LucasFilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continued its dominance at the box office for a second straight weekend, while Cats is poised for a big loss.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker took the top spot this weekend with $72 million, according to Box Office Mojo.
Cats dropped to 8th place with $4.8 million, and while it’s only a 27% drop from its disastrous $6.6 million openings, it’s still poised to lose at least $71 million, according to Deadline.
Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level actually posted a 33.2% increase in its third weekend, staying put in second place with $33.5 million with Sony’s Little Women debuting in third with $16.5 million from 3,308 theatres for a $4,995 per-screen average.
Frozen II dropped to fourth place with $16.5 million with its $421.2 million domestic take-ups already surpassing the $400 million haul of the original, with animated newcomer Spies In Disguises debuting in fifth place with $13.2 million with a middling $3,769 per-screen average from 3,502 theatres.
The top 10 is rounded out by Knives Out ($9.7 million), Uncut Gems, which expanded to 2,348 theatres nationwide after a limited debut ($9.5 million), Cats ($4.8 million), Bombshell ($4.7 million) and Richard Jewell ($3 million).