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'Rise of Skywalker' Unwraps Huge $ 35M Christmas, 'Little Women' Opens – Hollywood Reporter, Hollywoodreporter.com

'Rise of Skywalker' Unwraps Huge $ 35M Christmas, 'Little Women' Opens – Hollywood Reporter, Hollywoodreporter.com


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8: (PM PST) ******************************************************************** (/ /byPamela McClintock

Walt Disney Studios

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Adam Sandler’s dramedy ‘Uncut Gems’ is also feeling the holiday love as it expands nationwide.

J.J. Abrams’Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkeris crushing the Christmas Day box office with as much as $ million, the second best showing of all time behindStar Wars: The Force Awakens($ 49. 3 million), according to early estimates.

Once presents are unwrapped on Dec. th, the most concentrated corridor of the year commences for moviegoing at both the multiplex and the arthouse as a crush of films try to woo consumers and award voters.

This year is no exception. Along with holdovers includingRise of Skyalker,Jumanji: The Next Level,Cats

************ and Bombshell , a flurry of films flew down the chimney on on Christmas Day, led by Greta Gergwig’sLittle Woman, which is on course to post a promising opening day gross of $ 7 million to $ 8 million .

A ‘s specialty picUncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler, also expanded nationwide on Wednesday with a projected gross of $ 6 million.

The third new title opening across the country on Christmas Day is Fox and Disney’s kids picSpies in Disguise, which should post a first-day gross of roughly $ 5 million.

Rise of Skywalkerwill have no trouble staying atop the chart for the five-day holiday frame. Based on its Christmas Day performance, the tentpole could take in $ million between Wednesday and Sunday, its second weekend.

Sony’sJumanjishould likewise remain a strong all-audience draw throughout the holidays, particularly after the troubled debut of Tom Hooper’s family friendlyCatsl last weekend.

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

hopes to be the No. 1 choice for females and is tracking to post a pleasing five-day debut of $ million to $ 23 million, although Sony is being more conservative, noting the crowded marquee.

Fox / Disney’sSpies in Disguise, (starring Will Smith and Tom Holland, is tracking in the same range asLittle Women

Uncut Gemswill have to compete for adult moviegoers with Lionsgate’s Fox News dramaBombshell, which expanded this past weekend with $ 5.1 million.

In select cities,Bombshell

********** (andUncut Gems************ (will face additional competition from Sam Mendes’ World War I epic (******************************************************and Just Mercy

**************, starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

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