FILE - This file image released by Lucasfilm shows Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." On the last day of the calendar year, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has surpassed “Beauty and the Beast” as the top grossing film in North America in 2017. (John Wilson/Lucasfilm via AP, File)
The Associated Press
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 20 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.
20. "Call Me By Your Name," Sony Pictures Classics, $998,105, 115 locations, $8,679 average, $4,906,868, 6 weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.