Earlier predictions estimated the movie to gross around $20 million to $25 million, but with an updated estimation, the movie is looking to have a massive $32 million to $35 million weekend.
The Universal movie, looking at a Friday gross of around $12 million to $13 million, debuted in 11 theaters in seven cities Christmas Day, but is expanding nationwide this weekend to over 3,400 locations, following its Golden Globe award for the best motion picture.
The updated predictions estimate that 1917 will beat Star Wars movie, Rise of Skywalker, which will be taking the second place at the weekend box office in its fourth week of release.
Also, the Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne Paramount comedy "Like a Boss", which is looking at a weekend gross between $11 million to $14 million, according to estimations. The movie pulled in $1 million in Thursday previews and is expected to have a Friday gross of around $4 million.
Warner Bros. movie "Just Mercy", starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, is looking at a culmination of $10.5 million, after picking up $800,000 in previews.
The weekend's new movie, Fox's high-concept sci-fi feature "Underwater", which is looking at an estimated Friday gross in the low $2 million range, with $500,000 in previews. The Kristen Stewart-starrer has expectations to gross in the $5 million to $7 million range.