‘1917’ Wins Global Box Office Battle as ‘Little Women’ Surpasses $100 Million

Sam Mendes’ “1917” triumphed at the global box office, generating a solid $56.42 million over the weekend.The war drama ignited to $21.17 million overseas, where Universal and Amblin Entertainment are splitting distribution.

In the U.S., “1917” claimed victory with $36.5 million, enough to dethrone the reigning champ, Disney’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”“1917” is set during the height of the First World War and unfolds in real time as two young British soldiers (portrayed by George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman) are tasked with the seemingly impossible mission of delivering a message that will save the lives of 1,600 men.

The film took home two Golden Globes Sunday, one for best picture — drama and another for Mendes’ direction.

That publicity, combined with its Oscar prospects, are no doubt giving “1917” a box office boost.

The film cost $90 million and has pocketed $60 million so far.Another awards favorite, Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women,

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