1917: Mendes’ WWI, Globes Winner and Oscar Frontrunner, Scores at Box-Office

Universal and DreamWorks’ WWI epic is scoring at the box-office after its Golden Globe victories, earning $36.5 million at the U.S. box office in its first weekend playing nationwide.
Sam Mendes’ World War I drama, which won 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, 1917 could see further awards buzz over the next several weeks.

The $90 million-budgeted pic, starring 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. .