'1917,' 'Like a Boss,' and 'Underwater' all release wide this weekend
Welcome to "Box Office Battle," The Fly's weekly preview projecting what the top films will be at the box office this weekend.
OPENING THIS WEEKEND: Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK) subsidiary Universal's WWI film "1917" is releasing wide this weekend following winning Golden Globe Awards for Best Drama Motion Picture and Best Director of Motion Picture. The Sam Mendes directed film is expected to win the weekend with a domestic gross in the range of $21M-$25M, after already earning $3.25M in Thursday night previews.
Also opening this weekend are ViacomCBS (VIAC) subsidiary Paramount's R-rated comedy "Like a Boss," starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, and Salma Hayek, which is expected to open at $13M+, and Twentieth Century Fox's (FOX, FOXA) horror thriller "Underwater," starring Kristen Stewart, which is expected to open with a disappointing $5M-$6M after receiving mixed reviews.
STILL PLAYING: Disney's (DIS) conclusion to the latest Star Wars trilogy, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," is expected to fall to second place this weekend following three weekends at #1. The science-fiction/fantasy epic is expecting a $17M weekend, pushing the film past $480M domestically.
OVERALL DOMESTIC PROJECTIONS:
1917 - $21M-$25M
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - $17M
Jumanji: The Next Level - $17M
Like a Boss - $13M+
Little Women - $10M
Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include AT&T (T), Lionsgate (LGF.A, LGF.B), and Sony (SNE).