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17th of January 2018


Box Office: December 15-17: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, FERDINAND, COCO, & More | FilmBook

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Box Office: December 15-17, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $220 Million. This was no surprise as Star Wars was always going to dominate this weekend. Ferdinand premiered in Second Place with $13.3 Million. Coco was Third with $10 Million for $150.8 Million so far. Wonder was Fourth with $5.4 Million for $109.2 Million so far. The box office performance of Wonder has blown past all expectations for this film. The same can’t be said for the Fifth Place film this weekend. Justice League was Fifth with $4.1 Million for $219.4 Million so far.

Daddy’s Home 2, Thor: Ragnarok, The Disaster Artist, Murder on the Orient Express, and Lady Bird rounded out the top ten respectively.

The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (also known as Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi) is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. It is the second film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). The film is produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, and Gwendoline Christie in returning roles, with Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro joining the cast. It also marks the final performance of Fisher, who died in December 2016, with the film being dedicated in her memory. The plot follows Rey as she receives Jedi training from Luke Skywalker in hopes of turning the tide for the Resistance in the continued fight against Kylo Ren and the First Order.

The film was announced after Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm in October 2012. It is produced by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, with Force Awakens director J. J. Abrams as an executive producer. John Williams, composer for the previous seven films, returns to compose the score. Scenes that required shooting at Skellig Michael in Ireland were filmed during pre-production in September 2015, with principal photography beginning at Pinewood Studios in England in February 2016 and ending in July 2016. Post-production wrapped up in September 2017.

Ferdinand is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated comedy-drama film produced by Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox Animation. It is based on Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s children’s book The Story of Ferdinand and directed by Carlos Saldanha, and features the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and David Tennant. The story follows a gentle pacifist bull named Ferdinand who refuses to participate in bullfighting but is forced back into the arena where his beliefs are challenged by being faced off against the world’s greatest bullfighter. The film received nominations for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (“Home”) at the 75th Golden Globe Awards.

Next week sees the release of: Pitch Perfect 3, Father Figures, Downsizing, and a plethora of other mainstream and independent films. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be Number One at the box office for the second weekend in a row.

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