‘1917’ Expands with Excellent $36.5 Million Weekend

Universal’s 1917 made the most of strong word of mouth and two Golden Globe wins, topping the weekend box office with ease as it expanded nationwide following two weeks in limited release.

Meanwhile, Paramount’s Like a Boss fell a bit shy of its pre-weekend expectations and Fox’s Underwater drowned.

WB’s expansion of Just Mercy, however, was able to deliver a top five finish as it also went nationwide following its limited release over the December holidays.With an estimated $36.5 million, Universal’s release of Sam Mendes’s 1917 topped the weekend box office with ease as it expanded into 3,434 locations after playing in just 11 theaters over the previous two weeks.

As recently as last week tracking for the film had it opening around $25 million, but following a pair of Golden Globe wins last Sunday and strong word of mouth, the film shattered those expectations and don’t be surprised if

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