World box office: The Force is still with ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’
Disney finishes 2019 on a high note with the latest “Star Wars” still dominating the world box office, according to the latest figures from specialist website ComScore.
With only days left to go before the end of the year, the Mouse House is set to break new records with the additional $166.3 million generated by “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and a third-place spot for “Frozen 2”, which took in another $58.7 million.
The “Star Wars” saga continues to rack up stellar sales. The latest installment from the intergalactic franchise, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, directed by JJ Abrams, maintains its lead in the world box office for its second weekend in theaters. This weekend the space opera brought in an additional $166.3 million, making its worldwide takings total over $724 million.
Meanwhile, the newest opus in the “Jumanji” franchise, “Jumanji: Next Level”, has clung onto second place in the world box office rankings, amassing another $96.9 million this week. Since its release in theaters in early December, the action-adventure starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black has accumulated $471 million around the world.
The Snow Queen isn’t far behind either. “Frozen 2” is back in the top three with an additional $58.7 million. Disney’s 3D musical has already generated a fantastic sum of $1.2 billion in receipts worldwide since its release in November.
Finally, the producers of “Cats” will be meowing with disappointment following its box-office flop. The film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is currently placed seventh in the rankings, with a little over $38 million in receipts around the globe. Its mediocre performance will be keenly felt at Universal, where, as Variety points out, the budget for the feature has been estimated to be $100 million.
Here are the top 10 films at the world box office:
01. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – $166.3 million
02. Jumanji: Next Level – $96.9 million
03. Frozen 2 – $58.7 million
04. Spies in Disguise – $29.2 million
05. Ip Man 4: The Finale – $28.8 million
06. Little Women – $22.8 million
07. Cats – $18.4 million
08. Sheep Without A Shepherd – $17.2 million
09. Knives Out – $15.7 million
10. Ashfall – $11.1 million
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