WW1 epic 1917 defeats rivals in US Box Office

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In its opening week, Sam Mendes’ First World War drama 1917 shot to the top of the US Chart.

Following Golden Globes for best film and best director, audiences went over the top for the WW1 epic, with the acclaimed drama taking $36.5m on debut.

That left Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker losing some of its life force in second, despite having amassed $478m domestically thus far.

Dwayne Johnson’s Jumanji sequel dropped down a level to third, while fourth and fifth spots saw new entries in the form of Rose Byrne comedy Like A Boss and Michael B Jordan drama Just Mercy, both taking $10m on opening.

Greta Gerwig’s acclaimed adaptation Little Women, starring Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh stumbled to sixth, with another newcomer in Kristen Stewart’s drama Underwater opening in seventh with $7m.

Disney musical sequel Frozen II, whodunit comedy Knives Out and animation Spies In Disguise complete the top ten.