'The Last Jedi' tops Christmas box office in North America

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(FILES) This file photo taken on December 12, 2017 shows Star Wars characters C-3PO (L) and R2-D2 n the red carpet for the European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Star Wars: The Last Jedi -- the latest episode in the blockbuster space saga -- has raked in more than $450 million worldwide since hitting theaters, Disney said December 18, 2017. The film -- which features the late Carrie Fishers final performance as Princess Leia -- took in $220 million in North America, and another $230.8 million overseas, a Disney spokesman said. It was the fifth biggest global box office debut in history, the company said. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

December 27, 2017
(AFP) - The force was with Disney as the latest Star Wars movie "The Last Jedi" beat out the competition to top the Christmas weekend box office, according to updated industry estimates released Tuesday.

The eighth installment of the blockbuster space saga topped the charts in North America for a second week, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, pulling in $99 million from Friday through Monday to rack up total earnings of $395.6 million since it opened last weekend.

Christmas week is traditionally a time when studios flood the screens with new releases, and the Star Wars epic was trailed by three new films.

In second place was the Dwayne Johnson family adventure "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" which made $55.4 million for Sony over the same four-day period.

"Pitch Perfect 3," which follows the continuing adventures of glee singers the Bellas, led by Anna Kendrick, was in third, earning $26.5 million for Universal.

That was followed by "The Greatest Showman," a musical in which Hugh Jackman plays the legendary circus impresario PT Barnum. That earned $14 million.

Animated feature "Ferdinand," the story of a pacifist bull forced to face down the greatest bullfighter in the world, was fifth. It netted four-day receipts of $9.6 million in the United States and Canada in its second week.

Rounding out the top ten were:

"Coco" ($8.1 million)

"Downsizing" ($7.6 million)

"Darkest Hour" ($5.5 million)

"Father Figures" ($5.4 million)

"The Shape of Water" ($4.3 million)