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'1917' Is Making Way More Than Expected at the Box Office!

After three weeks at number one at the domestic box office, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be dethroned this weekend by the new war drama 1917.

The Golden Globe-winning movie is on track to gross $37.2 million for its wide opening weekend, according to Deadline.

This number is way more than box office experts originally expected. Before the Golden Globes, the movie was tracking to do $20 million for its wide opening and that was bumped up to $25 million on the Monday after the awards show.

The movie, starring George Mackay and Dean-Charles Chapman, earned an A- CinemaScore, so it definitely will have some great word of mouth for the next couple months.

Sam Mendes won the Best Director award at the Golden Globes and the movie won Best Picture.

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'1917' & 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Are the Golden Globes' Top Movies of the Year!

1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were the top movies of the night at the 2020 Golden Globes!

The two movies won the top two prizes of the night at the event on Sunday (January 5) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

1917 won for Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director for Sam Mendes.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt, and Best Screenplay for Quentin Tarantino.

Joining Sam on stage to accept Best Picture were the stars of 1917, Dean-Charles Chapman and George Mackay.

READ MORE: Here is the FULL winners list from the show!

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Sam Mendes Wins Best Director at Golden Globes 2020 for '1917'

Sam Mendes accepts his award on stage at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (January 5) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 54-year-old filmmaker won the award for Best Director for his new movie 1917!

Sam was nominated in the category with Parasite‘s Bong Joon-ho, Joker‘s Todd Phillips, The Irishman‘s Martin Scorsese, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood‘s
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This is Sam‘s second win at the Golden Globes. He was previously a winner in 2000 for his film American Beauty and he was nominated again in 2009 for Revolutionary Road.

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Jon Hamm Joins 'Richard Jewell' Co-Star Paul Walter Hauser at AFI Awards 2020!

Jon Hamm is all smiles while attending the 2020 AFI Awards on Friday afternoon (January 3) in Los Angeles.

The 48-year-old actor was joined at the event by his Richard Jewell co-stars Paul Walter Hauser, Sam Rockwell, and Kathy Bates, as well as director Clint Eastwood. The movie was recognized as one of the Top 10 Movies of the Year.

Some of the other movies that made the list include 1917, The Irishman, and Joker.

More stars at the event included 1917‘s Dean Charles Chapman and Andrew Scott, as well as director Sam Mendes, The Irishman‘s director Martin Scorsese with stars Robert De Niro and Ray Romano, and Joker director Todd Phillips with star Joaquin Phoenix (not pictured).

40+ pictures inside of celebs attending the AFI Awards… More Here! »

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Director Sam Mendes To Be Knighted By Queen Elizabeth

Sam Mendes just received a high honor from Queen Elizabeth!

The 1917 director, who is receiving much Oscar buzz, was awarded a knighthood for “services to drama” in the annual New Year’s Honors List.

Sam was recognized alongside fellow director Steve McQueen and actress Olivia Newton-John.

Olivia was given a damehood for her services to cancer research along with her entertainment career. Steve was recognized for services to film.

The honor mean all three honorees will be addressed as Sir or Dame.

READ MORE: Find out who was named on last year’s New Year’s Honors List

George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, & Andrew Scott Buddy Up for '1917' Premiere!

The guys of 1917 are hard at work promoting their new movie!

George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Andrew Scott were all smiles on the red carpet as they attended the premiere of their new movie on Wednesday evening (December 18) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of George Mackay

Also in attendance was fellow cast member Claire Duburcq and director Sam Mendes.

Earlier that day, a new trailer for the upcoming war movie was released.

1917
will be out in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25.

READ MORE: Critics Are Praising ’1917′ in First Reviews!

25+ pictures inside of the stars at the premiere…More Here! »

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