On the last weekend of 2019, North American movie market powerhouses emerged. "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" stayed at the top of the latest North American box office rankings, and the popular "Little Women" premiered at the awards season.
The North American box office statistics website boxofficemojo.com announced the latest movie market data on December 29. The 34 box office movies closed at about $ 194 million on weekends.
The winner of the previous list and the sci-fi action movie "Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker" had a box office of about $ 72 million on the second release weekend. Despite a 59% drop compared to the premiere weekend, it still led the North American box office charts . In the 10 days since its release, the film's North American box office has reached 341 million US dollars, and the global box office has exceeded 700 million US dollars.
"Star Wars" has a dazzling halo, and the new faces can't be underestimated-"Little Woman" and "Spies in Disguise", released on the 25th, have become the only two new films in this top ten list.
It is worth mentioning that the hottest player in the awards season, Sony ’s romantic drama "Little Woman" premiered at the weekend box office performance exceeded industry expectations, and won the third place in this list for about 16.53 million US dollars.
"Little Woman" is adapted from the novel of the same name by American female writer Louisa May Alcott. This classic literary work that has been popular for more than 100 years tells the story of a family of four sisters pursuing their dreams during the American Civil War. So far, it has been on the big screen. Among them, the 1933 version of the film was starred by four Catherine Hepburn who won the Academy Award for Best Actress, and won the 6th Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The 1994 version of the film won the 67th Academy Award Nominated for Best Actress, Best Costume Design and Best Soundtrack.
The latest version of "Little Women" in 2019, the main line-up star shining. The film is directed by 36-year-old Greta Gweig, who has been nominated for best director and best original screenplay at the 90th Academy Awards for her comedy drama "Lady Bird". At the age of 25, she has been nominated for the best actress and best supporting actress in the Academy Awards. She has starred in the role of Hollywood star Silsa Ronan. Timothy Chalamey, the darling of the post-95s movie nicknamed "sweet tea", and Meryl Streep, an award-winning actress who won three Academy Awards three times, also performed well in the film.
Word-of-mouth and box office win-win "Little Woman" has been nominated by the 25th American Critics' Choice Film Award for Best Picture and the 77th Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Film. The US CinemaScore film market research company rated the film as "A-" and is optimistic about its box office trend.
Another new face, Fox's animated film "Transforming Agents" also performed well, making it to the fifth place in this issue's box office with a premiere of about 13.2 million. The film tells the story of agents and inventors joining forces to save the world. Some viewers praised the beautiful and smooth picture, dense smiles, and wide-opening of agent props, making it the most interesting entertainment film of the year.
In addition, the action-adventure fantasy film "Jumanji: The Next Level" (Jumanji: The Next Level) continued to occupy the top spot in this issue with about $ 35.3 million at the weekend, and currently has about $ 460 million at the global box office. The third place in the previous list and the cartoon "Frozen II" dropped to the fourth place in this issue with a weekend box office of about 16.5 million US dollars, and the global box office exceeded 1.2 billion US dollars.
At the box office and word-of-mouth, Cats lost its second weekend at the box office, falling from No. 4 on the previous list to No. 8 in this issue for about $ 4.83 million. This song and dance fantasy drama created by nearly 100 million US dollars, currently only about 36.98 million US dollars at the global box office.
In the upcoming week, Sony's suspense horror film "The Grudge" will be released on January 3, 2020. (Reporter Zhang Shuo)
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