Box Office: ‘1917’ Explodes for $37 Million Weekend, Topping ‘Star Wars’ 

Variety | 1/11/2020 | Variety Staff
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Universal and DreamWorks’ “1917” is marching quickly following its Golden Globe victories, scoring $36.5 million at the U.S. box office in its first weekend playing nationwide.

Sam Mendes’ World War I drama, which took home best picture and best director at Sunday’s Globes, had previously nabbed $2.7 million in limited release after opening on Christmas Day.

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With Oscar nominations expected Monday, “1917” could see further awards buzz over the next several weeks.

The $90 million-budgeted pic, starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, received an A- CinemaScore from audiences and is currently playing over 3,400 locations.

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In second place, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is headed for $15.3 million in its fourth weekend. Disney’s...
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