Holiday Box Office Winners and Losers, From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Cats’

There’s little new to consider at the box office in the happy new year; low-budget horror reboot-of-a-remake “The Grudge” from Screen Gems is the sole new wide release this weekend.

“Skywalker” will be #1, in the range of $30 million-$35 million (last weekend was $72 million), “Jumanji” second with $20 million-$25 million.

Little Women,” “Frozen II,” and “The Grudge” will battle in the $10 million-$15 million range.

The total for the weekend could be around $140 million.

That would put it on par for 2019’s first weekend, which grossed $139 million.As for those films still standing after the most intense period of the movie year, audiences have rendered their verdict as to what thrived, survived, and died.It wasn’t a great Christmas: Core dates of December 25-January 1 showed results up by about 3%.

That’s despite the presence of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which will gross at least 50% more than holiday 2018’s best title,

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