(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) — Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are the biggest winners of the holiday box-office feast, while at the other end of the Christmas table, Alexander Payne's Downsizing and the R-rated Father Figures are fighting for scraps.
Today, moviegoing will slow down considerably as people prepare for Christmas Eve festivities. Traffic will then pick up again in earnest on Monday once presents are unwrapped. The corridor between Christmas Day and New Year's Day is the most lucrative stretch of the year; and this year is especially important if the revenue gap at the domestic box office is to narrow.
Disney and Lucasfilm's The Last Jedi is pacing to gross $100.7 million from 4,232 theaters for the long weekend (Friday-Monday) after posting three-day weekend earnings of $65.5 million, pushing its domestic total to $397 million by the end of Christmas Day. Through Sunday, the film's global haul is a mighty $745.5 million after earning another $75.1 million this weekend from 54 foreign markets, helping Disney jump the $6 billion mark at the global box office for the second time and a feat no other studio has accomplished.
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