If you thought that mixed to negative reviews will be of any effect on the box office performance of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, you couldn't be more wrong. The Rise of Skywalker film has gone on to perform exceedingly well and has pulled in an estimated $13.1 million on Tuesday as much of the world prepared to pop the champagne on the year that was.
That brings “The Rise of Skywalker’s” domestic total to $390.6 million, putting it in a position to cross the $400 million mark at some point on New Year’s Day.
Coming to other releases, Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level continued to perform well despite the formidable challenge from the latest Star Wars. The film came in second over the holiday, bringing in $8.3 million to push its domestic haul to $192.1 million. Jumanji: The Next Level is the follow-up to 2017’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
If estimates hold, the 2019 box office will top out at just under $11.4 billion, down 4% from last year’s record haul of nearly $11.9 billion.