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'Jumanji' and 'Pitch Perfect' to take on 'Star Wars' at Christmas weekend box office

'Jumanji' and 'Pitch Perfect' to take on 'Star Wars' at Christmas weekend box office

That “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is going to dominate moviegoing during the long Christmas weekend is a given.

The Walt Disney Co.-backed space opera is expected to gross as much as $150 million Wednesday through Monday in the United States and Canada, following a stellar $220-million three-day domestic opening. Globally, the Lucasfilm blockbuster has already grossed $495 million.

But rival studios aren’t letting “Star Wars” ruin their holiday. Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji” reboot and Universal Pictures’ “Pitch Perfect 3” are both expected to do solid business this weekend, giving a boost to theater...

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