1917: Mendes’ WWI Epic, Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Frontrunner, Scores at Box-Office

Universal and DreamWorks’ WWI epic is scoring big at the box-office after its Golden Globe victories, earning $36.5 million in its first weekend playing nationwide.
Sam Mendes’ World War I drama, which took home best picture and best director at Sunday’s Globes, had previously earned $2.7 million in limited release after opening on Christmas Day.With Oscar nominations expected Monday, January 13, the movie 1917 could see further awards buzz over the next several weeks, easily crossing over the $100 million mark.The $90 million-budgeted picture, starring relatively unknown actors George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, received an A- CinemaScore from audiences and is currently playing over 3,400 locations.

In second place, Star Wars, is headed for $15.3 million in its fourth weekend. Disney’s third and final installment in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars trilogy is nearing $500 million at the domestic box office.

“Jumanji: The Next Level,” meanwhile, continues to hold steady with a $13 million weekend. Sony’s action-adventure sequel will hit the $250 million mark this weekend.

New releases “Like a Boss,” starring Tiffany Haddish, and “Just Mercy,” starring Michael B. Jordan, round out the top 5 with $11 million and $10.8 million, respectively.

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