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|January 28, 2020|
Box Office: ‘1917’ defeats ‘Star Wars’
HOLLYWOOD - “1917” marched to box office victory in its first week of wide release.
The World War I drama defeated “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the final chapter in the sequel trilogy that has ruled box office charts since debuting in late December. The tentpole slid to second place. Globally, “Rise of Skywalker” should cross the billion-dollar mark next week.
The Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart-led sequel “Jumanji: The Next Level” placed third on the charts.
Overall, the 2020 box office appears to be starting the year on a high note. Year-over-year revenues are already ahead 7.8%, according to Comscore. Ticket sales are also up over 11% compared to the same week in 2019. It’s a trend the industry hopes will continue when Warner Bros.’ comic-book spinoff “Birds of Prey” and Universal’s thriller “The Invisible Man” hit theaters next month.
Story Date: January 18, 2020