'1917' Rides Awards Momentum to Big Box Office

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Fresh off its Golden Globe win for best drama film, “1917” claimed the top spot at the North American box office this weekend, taking in $36.5 million, according to industry estimates out today.

Universal expanded “1917” into wide release this week to capitalize on its awards buzz and the move paid off, as the World War I drama beat out “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which made $15 million in its fourth weekend in theaters to take second place.

“Jumanji: The Next Level” was third, grossing $14 million Friday through Sunday at theaters in the United States and Canada, according to Comscore.

“Like a Boss” and “Just Mercy” tied for fourth place with $10 million.

Rounding out the 10 top-grossing films of the weekend were “Little Women” ($7.6 million), “Underwater” ($7 million), “Frozen 2” ($5.7 million), “Knives Out” ($5.7 million) and “Spies in Disguise” ($5.1 million).

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