STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Rules New Years Weekend Box Office!

It was the battle of the big guns at the box office this past New Years weekend, and Luke Skywalker barely beat The Rock!

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI remained on top at the box office with an estimated $52.4 million!

With a domestic total of $517.1 million on its third weekend,  Rian Johnson’s chapter in the sci-fi series has become the highest-grossing release of the year, surpassing the $504 million total of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST earlier in the year.

Given the lack of any new competition, all of the holdovers benefited from the last weekend of the year, with six movies in the top 10 actually posting increases from the previous weekend, and the rest posting minimal decreases. Star Wars: The Last Jedi only dropped 26.7%, remaining in 4,232 theaters and posting a $12,393 per-screen average in its third frame in theaters. Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson, remained in second place with an impressive $50.5 million, a 38.9% increase over the previous weekend, with Pitch Perfect 3 staying put in third place with $17.7 million, just a 10.8% drop from last weekend. The top 5 is rounded out by The Greatest Showman with $15.2 million, posting an impressive 73.4% increase from last weekend, and Ferdinand with $11.6 million, a 59.2% increase from last weekend.

In sixth place was Pixar’s COCO with $6.5 million, giving the animated Day of the Dead celebration $178.9 million domestic and $537 million worldwide on its sixth week in theaters

Next weekend will only have one new film in Insidious: The Last Key.

Check out the top 10 estimates for the weekend of December 29, courtesy of Box Office Mojo.

1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
3 Pitch Perfect 3
4 The Greatest Showman
5 Ferdinand
6 Coco
7 All the Money in the World
8 Darkest Hour
9 Downsizing
10 Father Figures

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