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“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” has finally been dethroned thanks to the wide release of “1917.” The World War One flick raked in $36-point-five million this weekend, ending the three-week reign of the latest “Star Wars.” But Disney still has a reason to celebrate, since “Rise Of Skywalker” is on track to reach the billion-dollar mark worldwide this week.
Rounding out the top five is “Jumanji: The Next Level,” “Like A Boss” and “Just Mercy.” “Jumanji” is still doing well, making another $14-million for the third spot after five weeks in theaters. “Just Mercy” has been showing for three weeks, earning the fifth spot with $10-million.
“Like A Boss” debuted with a modest $10-million for the fourth spot. As for the rest of the top 10, Kristen Stewart couldn’t stop “Underwater” from tanking – the flick made just $7-million for its debut for the seventh spot. Meanwhile, “Frozen II” is still holding on in the eighth spot after eight weeks in theaters.
Here’s this weekend’s top 10 movies:
1.“1917” – $36.5-million
2.“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” – $15-million
3.“Jumanji: The Next Level” – $14-million
4.“Like A Boss” – $10-million
5.“Just Mercy” – $10-million
6.“Little Women” – $7.6-million
7.“Underwater” – $7-million
8.“Frozen II” – $5.8-million
9.“Knives Out” – $5.7-million
10.“Spies In Disguise” – $5.1-million
This weekend is going to be interesting! 1917, the Golden Globe winner war movie with World War I as its backdrop may very well stay in the top spot that stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth, but will the magic of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make an impact? Bad Boys, For Life is back and they must take down a Miami Drug Cartel. AND don’t underestimate the power of animals! Dr Doolittle starring Robert Downey Jr looks like it’s a shoe in for the top spot! After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hides himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.
Disney on Ice
January 16 – 20 visit www.xlcenter.com There’s even a show on Monday, as many people are off to honor Martin Luther King Day!
Your favorite Disney stories come to life at Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories! Sail along with Moana on her high-seas adventure and dance with Woody, Buzz and all the Toy Story friends. Feel inspired when love wins in Frozen and dreams come true for the Disney Princesses. Share the excitement and make new memories the whole family will treasure forever!
It’s the last weekend for West Hartford Restaurant Week!January 6 – 19 Participating restaurants throughout West Hartford are serving up special fixed price multi-course menus for restaurant week. Click here to see the restaurants and special menus. And this will benefit Foodshare! Feeding people in the Greater Hartford Community.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day
Create alongside Afrocosmologies featured artists Ed Johnetta Miller and Carol Joe Willisms in two collaborative art-making experiences. Live music, performances, and tours for all ages celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr
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