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'Skywalker' rises again; 'Little Women' go big at box office

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-29 17:59:51-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Star Wars" was still rising at the box office, while "Little Women" opened big.

Studio estimates Sunday showed that "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" brought in $72 million over the weekend to remain the top-earning movie, well ahead of second-place "Jumanji: The Next Level."

Director Greta Gerwig's re-imagining of the literary classic "Little Women" had a $16.5-million weekend and a five-day total of $29 million since its Christmas opening, a major performance for a smaller-audience film with a budget dwarfed by the top two.

The drama starring Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson is gaining momentum as an awards-season favorite.