Despite mixed reviews, J.J. Abram’s Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of the Skywalker dominated at the box office on Christmas Day.
Disney‘s trilogy-ender took in an impressive $35 million. That makes it the second-highest-grossing Christmas day result for Abram’s within the Star Wars canon. In 2015, The Force Awakens made $49.3 million.
It exceeded the Christmas Day grosses of Last Jedi ($27.4 million) and Rogue One ($25.8 million). According to Deadline, yesterday’s result puts The Rise of Skywalker’s 6-day total at $261.8 million, six percent behind Last Jedi over the same period.
The Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems took in a sizeable $6 million dollars. Greta Gerwig’s Little Women made over $7 million, and unsurprisingly, Cats faired poorly, taking in $2 million.
Read what critics are saying about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker here.