The Grudge stumbles amid middling reviews.
Worldwide, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (#1) has earned over $900 million after playing for three weeks. Half of that cume is from theatres in North America. Likewise, Disney's other major holiday release, Frozen II (#5), officially became the highest-grossing animated film of all time after hitting the $1.325 billion mark worldwide.
Despite its mediocre reviews, THe Rise of Skywalker has remained a steady box office triumph. The film has only officially been in wide release for 17 days, so its achievements are still worth noting. It should become a $1 billion hit, which would be the seventh film from 2019 to reach those heights.
The Grudge (#4) was the first wide release of 2020 and earned poor reviews from critics and audiences, who gave the film an 'F' CinemaScore. The film still managed to earn $11.3 million, which was enough to boot Frozen II from the Top Five.
Sony's Little Women (#3) continues to be a slow-growing hit. The adaptation from Greta Gerwig earned another $13.57 million for a total North American gross of $60 million. It's expected to cross $100 million by the end of its run.
Leaving the Top Ten is Clint Eastwood's real-life drama, Richard Jewell (#11).
Next weekend, a few other low profile studio films (Underwater and Like a Boss) will hope to fill in the gaps at the box office as an awards season hopeful, 1917 (#16), officially goes into wide release. Warner Bros. will also give Just Mercy (#25) an expansion into wide release.
TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)
1. STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER - $33.73 million
2. JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL - $26.5 million
3. LITTLE WOMEN - $13.575 million
4. THE GRUDGE - $11.3 million
5. FROZEN II - $11.291 million
6. SPIES IN DISGUISE - $10.084 million
7. KNIVES OUT - $9.025 million
8. UNCUT GEMS - $7.499 million
9. BOMBSHELL - $4.075 million
10. CATS - $2.6 million
All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.