‘Little Women’ Is the Top Box Office Newcomer; ‘Skywalker’ May Fall $100 Million Short of ‘Jedi’

High-stakes post-holiday business is in full swing.

The weekend after Christmas should total a little below $200 million, about $30 million ahead of last year.

Most of the difference comes from the $72 million second weekend for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which grossed about $25 million more than last year’s “Aquaman.”“Skywalker” is clearly a success, although it’s a clear drop from the previous two main-canon entries released in late December 2015 and 2017.

Helping bolster the results is the strong continued showing of Sony’s “Jumanji: The Next Level.” Disney, with “Frozen II” and “Spies in Disguise” (20th Century Fox officially) accounted for just over half of the business.The same studios took third and fourth place with “Little Women” and “Frozen II” nearly tied in estimates.

Greta Gerwig’s film looks like the only other December release to have a shot at $100 million domestic.Mostly because of “Skywalker,” the last

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