Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Conquers All Comers On Christmas Weekend
The Force is still with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the blockbuster conquered all comers on Christmas weekend. In its second week at the box office, Rogue One earned $96.1 million to bring the film’s gross past $317 million domestically and $538.8 million worldwide.
This was more than enough to keep any potential incoming challengers at bay, although some were pretty successful.
Among the better-performing newcomers, Sing was the film to beat, coming in at No. 2 with an impressive $76.7 million, with $56.1 million coming purely from the Friday-Monday run. The animated musical is off to a great start, easily recouping its $75 million budget. Internationally, the movie earned $54 million through Monday to bring its worldwide gross to $130.7 million.
Meanwhile, the news wasn’t nearly as good for Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, who delivered a disappointing four-day haul of $23.1 million for their new movie, Passengers. Granted, the six day total ultimately brought the end total to $30.4 million, which brings Passengers in line with Sony’s initial projections, albeit at the low end. Still, it’s not a good sign that a movie costing between $110-$120 million to open at No. 3 with less than $40 million.
In other news, R-rated comedy Why Him? opened at No. 4 after with $16.7 million, while videogame adaptation Assassin’s Creed rounded out the Top 5 with an underwhelming $15 million. The movie will have to rely on foreign gross to even hope of making back its hefty $125 million budget.
But how did the rest of the Top 10 do at the box office? Check out the full list below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 12/26/2016
1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($96.1 million)
2. Sing ($56.1 million)
3. Passengers ($23.1 million)
4. Why Him? ($16.7 million)
5. Assassin’s Creed ($15 million)
6. Fences ($11.4 million)
7. Moana ($10.4 million)
8. La La Land ($9.7 million)
9. Office Christmas Party ($7.3 million)
10. Collateral Beauty ($7.1 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the theaters this weekend, and what do you want to see at the movies in the weeks to come? Sound off in the comments!
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