It’s been a nice run for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but that film from a galaxy far, far away is about to get knocked out of the top spot from a film a little closer to our own world.
1917 had a great showing at last weekend’s Golden Globes, winning Best Drama and Sam Mendes taking home the Best Director statue. That raises this World War I film’s presence to new heights and expectations. With strong critical reviews helping it out, and advance tickets jumping in light of its wins, 1917 is going to hit number one this weekend. Look for it to arrive at around $25 million.
As for the rest of the top five, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will drop to second place with $18 million. Jumanji: The Next Level will be right behind it in third place with $17.5 million. The new comedy Like A Boss, starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek will arrive in fourth place with $12 million, while Little Women will close things out in fifth place with $11 million.
One new movie that’s won’t likely deliver is Underwater, an Alien/Predator-inspired film starring Kristen Stewart. The reviews have been pretty terrible for this one, so don’t expect it to turn the recent lacklustre response to horror flicks around. It will debut outside the top five.
So, to recap, here are our predictions:
1) 1917 – $25 million
2) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – $18 million
3) Jumanji: The Next Level – $17.5 million
4) Like A Boss – $12 million
5) Little Women – $11 million
Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!