Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is no longer in first place. The weekend box office numbers are in, and it appears that Sam Mendes’ World War I epic 1917 has dethroned the final entry in the Skywalker Saga to be number one. Elsewhere in box office land, Kristen Stewart’s fun sea monster movie Underwater failed to swim and instead sank, which is a serious bummer because that movie deserves better.
It was bound to happen sooner or later: Rise of Skywalker is no longer the number one movie at the box office. That honor now falls to 1917, which opened wider after a limited release. The war film just picked up a Best Picture nomination today, too, which will probably help its box office tally even more in the long run. The Sam Mendes-directed pic took in $36.5 million domestically, and around $60 million worldwide. Rise of Skywalker dropped 57% of its audience, coming in at second place with $15 million.