I think Star Wars will remain at the top of the box office as we head into 2018.
Sacrificing potential merchandising for character development is an impressive and (for the series) unconventional move that reflects some of the other decisions Johnson made in his critically-loved, yet controversially-received Star Wars entry.
The Walt Disney Co. -backed space adventure - the eighth official episode in the Lucasfilm series - grossed $100.7 million over the holiday weekend and a whopping $397.3 million through Christmas Day.
The film has now grossed $365 million domestically and is already the third highest domestic release of 2017 only behind Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman. Some, however, did not like how writer-director Rian Johnson answered a lot of lingering questions, and many were offended by what they deemed to be complete deconstructions of the mythology we knew.
Josh Greenstein, Sony's president of worldwide marketing and distribution, pointed to the A- CinemaScore as an indication that "Jumanji" is attracting all demographics.
Pitch Perfect 3 came in third place with $20.4 million and is now expected to finish around $27 million through its first four days of release. The threequel brought back the Bellas singing group with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Hana Mae Lee reprising their roles. Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Elizabeth Banks, followed on May 15, 2015 and rang up an outstanding $69 million in its first weekend.
Hugh Jackman's "The Greatest Showman", a musical take on circus founder P.T. Barnum, grossed $8.6 million at 3,006 venues during Friday-Sunday. Downsizing opened in seventh place with $4.6 million and is expected to finish around $6 million domestically by Christmas night. Audiences were unimpressed, giving the film a C CinemaScore. Two celebrated films, "Darkest Hour" and "The Shape of Water", expanded to hundreds more screens this weekend. I'm predicting that this film will have a similar domestic gross around $60-70 million when it leaves theaters.
Bell County Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be alert and on the lookout for a brown pit bull. Deputies said 66-year-old Lorraine Brock Saylor and her husband were "savagely attacked" by pit bulls.
There was also a Christmas card with the present, which made references to Mnuchin, President Trump and the president's tax bill. The bomb squad X-rayed the package, which was wrapped in holiday paper, and opened it to reveal the contents, she said.
The Panthers announced Friday that the team had launched an internal investigation into Richardson's workplace misconduct. In May, his estranged wife arranged for the Sterling Family Trust to sell the team for $2 billion .
Smiley is the latest prominent figure in the news media, politics and the entertainment industry to face misconduct allegations. This contradicts his Facebook post from last week , where he cited only one previous relationship with an employee.
The White House did not dispute the thrust of the conversation in question, but but said Trump had not used such language. The White House issued a swift denial of the comments on Saturday, calling the claims made by the Times "outrageous".
Marvin Lewis will reportedly be leaving the Cincinnati Bengal after the 2017 season after 15 years as the team's head coach. COLUMN: Could Bengals go the way of post-Dusty Reds? The Bengals (5-8) are scheduled to visit the Vikings (10-3) at 1 p.m.
The Obamas have been touted as likely invitees to Prince Harry's forthcoming wedding to Meghan Markle . In an upcoming special for BBC Radio 4's Today , Prince Harry got the chance to interview former U.S.
Israel deported two of the three Turks who were briefly detained during demonstrations at al-Aqsa mosque last week after U.S. Trump's announcement on December 6 sparked anger in the Palestinian territories and across the Muslim world.
An employee at the mall said it has been packed this week and didnt have time to get her own shopping done until now. Despite the early start to holiday shopping, millions of consumers are leaving gift-buying to the last minute .
The York News-Times, a local newspaper, said they were arrested on Interstate 80, near the town of Bradshaw. The state, like many in the US , has not decriminalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.
Moscow subway bus crash kills four people
The harrowing video shows a number of people appearing to be crushed by the bus as it disappears into the subway. He said the bus had been towed off the pedestrian underground passage and the rescue operation was now complete.
NORAD tracks Santa's trip around the globe
In 1955, a Colorado Springs-based Sears, Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.
Sri Lanka make two changes and bowl, India unchanged
He equaled the record of David Miller , who achieved the feat against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom in October 2017. Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera bagged two wickets each while Dushmantha Chameera managed to get one wicket.
Prince William & Kate Middleton Aren't Fans of This 'Toy'
But before you send out a search party, we're pretty sure Kate's arm is just behind either her own or William's back. The portrait, taken at Kensington Palace earlier this year, will appear on Kate and William's Christmas cards.
Meghan Markle joins royal Christmas lunch
While, it's not confirmed yet if Dror will be designing the bridal gown for the wedding, it is certain that she's in the running. Unfortunately for us, we probably will still have to wait until the 19th May to see what she finally picks.
The First Ocean's 8 Trailer Has Arrived
There's a new Ocean in town, and it looks like she plans on giving George Clooney's " Ocean's 11 " crew a run for its money. But is she exactly what she appears to be? Looking at the trailer, Ocean's 8 will once again be a comedy.
Bangladeshi bomber arrested after explosion in NY subway
The blast, which took place in the station at the Port Authority bus terminal , sparked commuter panic and travel disruptions. The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission also confirmed Ullah was a licensed cab driver from March 2012 through March 2015.