Movie theaters during the holiday season proved prolific for a variety of films, with overall revenue reaching $ 200 million over the weekend, up 6.3 percent from last year.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney and Lucasfilm topped the box office, reaching $ 361 million with the sum of $ 72 million raised this weekend. The third and final film in the J.J. Abrams trilogy grossed $ 136 million during the five-day Christmas holiday.
With only two weeks to go, Skywalker Rise generated 725 million worldwide, being the tenth highest grossing movie of the year in the world, seventh in the US.
Lovely Women, by Greta Gerwig, also did well, generating $ 16.5 million over the weekend and $ 29 million since December 25, ranking third at the box office. This is a good result for Sony and New Regency, which spent 40 million on producing the feature. Gerwig, author and director of "Lovely Women," has given new charm to Louisa May Alcott's literary classic.
The film – which stars Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Timothee Chalamet, Emma Watson and Laura Dern – has been hailed by audiences and critics.
Slightly below the box office, the thriller Joias Brutas debuted at No. 7, generating $ 9.5 million over the weekend and $ 18.8 million since its premiere on Wednesday. It's the biggest box office in five days for the independent producer, despite the low audience rating on CinemaScore.
The film's US revenue is $ 20 million. Directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie, Brute Jewelery has been quoted in awards rumors due to Adam Sandler's dramatic acting as a gambling addict jeweler.
Under Skywalker's Rise, Sony's Jumanji: Next Phase and Disney's Frozen 2 have topped the box office debuts. Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Harte's action sequence has generated an impressive $ 59 million since Wednesday, while Frozen made $ 16.5 million.