No surprises at all that “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” took the Box Office weekend with $177.3 million. Still, that’s down from both “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($247 million) and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” ($220 million). Projections said it would hit around $200 million, so it is a slight disappointment, but it should still do just fine holding out through the New Year. The bigger disappoint was “Cats,” which came in at almost half of its projection. Hoping to at least his $12 million on a $95 million production budget, it only earned $6.6 million. And with word of mouth bad on that one, do not expect it to do much better in the coming weeks, especially after being pulled from Universal’s Oscar campaigning.

“Uncut Gems” held on to the POPCORN AWARD, edging out “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker,” with an average of $48,286 per five theaters. “Bombshell” earned the GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD with a whopping +1,500.8% increase. Also increasing on the LIST was “Parasite,” which took the AWARD last week, “Jojo Rabbit,” and “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” Showing up on the LIST was “A Hidden Life” in its second weekend and “Abominable” showing back up after falling off for a few weeks after its home video release.”Bombshell” and “A Hidden Life” both earned ROCKETs while “Midway” was one spot away from earning a BOMB. “The Good Liar” fell off the LIST after six weeks while the disappointment that is “Playmobil: The Movie” fell off after only three.

Nothing will be able to touch “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” next week, but “Spies In Disguise” will try and cracked the Top Five with $13 million. Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women” will likely end up taking second place, looking for a total of $23 million, which should easily edge it over “Jumanji: The Next Level.” And expect “Uncut Gems” to continue up the LIST, as it looks to make $5 million in its widest release. “Abominable” likely won’t stick around for another week and after its huge descent this weekend, expect “Midway” to fall off completely as well.

BOX OFFICE KING: “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker”
BOX OFFICE QUEEN: “Jumanji: The Next Level”
POPCORN AWARD*: “Uncut Gems” ($48,286)
GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD**: “Bombshell” (+1,500.8%)

# Title Weekend Total Budget Week LW CH
1 Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Dis)
$177,383,864 ($177,383,864) $275m* 1st N even
2 Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)
$26,505,147 ($102,316,512) $125m 2nd #1 down
3 Frozen II (BV)
$12,980,927 ($387,214,888) $150m* 5th #2 down
4 Cats (Uni)
$6,619,870 ($6,619,870) $95m 1st N even
5 Knives Out (LG)
$6,503,186 ($89,952,095) $40m 4th #3 down
6 Bombshell (LG)
$5,109,146 ($5,518,427) $32m* 2nd #19 percentagerocket_graphic
7 Richard Jewell (WB)
$2,583,372 ($9,561,031) $45m 2nd #4 down
8 Queen & Slim (Uni)
$1,847,230 ($36,595,995) $20m* 4th #7 down
9 Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
$1,846,348 ($102,007,956) $97.6m 6th #6 down
10 Black Christmas (Uni)
$1,838,015 ($7,286,665 ) $5m 2nd #5 downdown
11 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony)
$1,337,366 ($52,532,417) $25m 5th #8 down
12 Parasite (2019) (Neon)
$481,485 ($21,226,898) $11m* 11th #13 up
13 Dark Waters (Focus)
$317,720 ($10,073,329) ** 5th #9 down
14 A Hidden Life (FoxS)
$246,845 ($318,988) $9m* 3rd #36 rocket_graphic
15 Uncut Gems (A24)
$241,431 ($1,019,295) ** 2nd #14 down
16 21 Bridges (STX)
$230,000 ($27,165,123) $33m 5th #10 downdown
17 Jojo Rabbit (FoxS)
$190,400 ($20,397,594) $14m* 10th #18 up
18 Last Christmas (Uni)
$167,175 ($34,855,230) $25m 7th #16 down
19 Playing With Fire (Par)
$160,773 ($43,733,832) $29.9m 7th #12 downdown
20 Midway (LG)
$158,893 ($55,887,622) $100m 7th #11 downdown
21 Joker (WB)
$141,192 ($333,454,660) $55m 12th #15 downdown
22 Harriet (Focus)
$108,735 ($42,220,265) $17m 8th #17 downdown
23 Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (BV)
$108,010 ($112,917,684) $185m* 10th #24 up
24 Honey Boy (Amzn)
$62,900 ($2,853,224) $3.5m* 7th #21 down
25 Abominable (Uni)
$55,755 ($60,528,415) $75m 14th #31 upup



Title Dom / World Budget Weeks Highest NOTE
Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker (Fathom) $252,935
** (2ND) #20
The Good Liar (WB) $16,818,270
$10m 6th #7
Pati Patni Aur Woh (Eros) $874,044
** (3RD) #21
Playmobil: The Movie (STX) $1,083,213
$40m* 3rd #14


*POPCORN AWARD goes to the highest per theater average within the Top 25 List
**GOLDEN PERCENTAGE AWARD goes to the highest increase within the Top 25 List

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