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New Year's Box Office: 'Star Wars' Narrowly Beats 'Jumanji'

Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Disney/LucasFilm via AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing stiff competition from "Jumanji," ''Star Wars: The Last Jedi" just barely topped the box office for the third weekend in a row with $66.8 million in additional earnings across the holiday weekend.

The blockbuster space saga has now earned $531.5 million from North American theaters, making it the highest-grossing movie of 2017.

In a close second was "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" which brought in $66.3 million in its second weekend in theaters. The Dwayne Johnson-starrer has earned $185.2 million to date.

"Pitch Perfect 3" followed in third place with $21.7 million, while "The Greatest Showman" took fourth place with $20.9 million. Both are in their second weekend in theaters.

The animated family pic "Ferdinand" rounded out the top five with $14.9 million.

The top 5 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by comScore:

1. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney, $66,813,601, 4,232 locations, $15,788 average, $531,511,829, 3 weeks.

2. "Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle," Sony, $66,273,753, 3,765 locations, $17,603 average, $185,224,946, 2 weeks.

3. "Pitch Perfect 3," Universal, $21,676,000, 3,468 locations, $6,250 average, $68,166,470, 2 weeks.

4. "The Greatest Showman," 20th Century Fox, $20,906,547, 3,316 locations, $6,305 average, $54,422,533, 2 weeks.

5. "Ferdinand," 20th Century Fox, $14,852,368, 3,337 locations, $4,451 average, $57,012,473, 3 weeks.