Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M
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‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ underwhelms in its debut as a major Winter storm strikes the Deep South and Northeast, as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Rogue One’ races past the $900-M mark globally.
Rogue One, which has stayed at No. 1 since its 6 December open.
Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) showed Hidden Figures grossing an estimated $21.8-M from 2,471 theaters, while Disney just edged that number and put Rogue One”s haul at $22-M from 4,157 locations.
Garnering A+ CinemaScore, Hidden Figures portrays the real-life African-American mathematicians who helped NASA put the 1st men into space even while having to endure a segregated workplace. Females made up 64% of Hidden Figures’ audience, 56% of all ticket buyers were 35 or older.
Rogue One, the stand-alone Star Wars movie has now earned $477.3-M domestically and is virtually guaranteed of crossing the $500-M box office mark. The pic won the foreign weekend race with $56.6-M, including a China bow of $31-M, for a offshore total of $437.1-M and global box office of $914.4-M.
Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s animated tentpole Sing was not far behind Rogue One and Hidden Figures in North America, grossing $19.6-M from 3,955 theaters as it pasted the $200-M mark domestically. Overseas, the family film took in $26.4-M from 61 territories for a global box office of $356.9-M.
Screen Gems’ Underworld: Blood Wars, the 5th installment in the vampire hunter series, came at #4 with an underwhelming launch of $13.1-M from 3,070 theaters. The film earned a B+ CinemaScore.
Rounding out the Top 5 in North America was Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) La La Land, which is up for 7 Golden Globes. Upping its theater count from 750 to 1,515 theaters, the musical earned $10-M for a strong domestic box office total of $51.7-M, and early global take of $86-M.
Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) sci-fi space romance Passengers fell to #8 in its 3rd frame, earning $8.8-M from 3,400 locations for a domestic box office of $80.9-M and estimated worldwide take of $185-M.
Denzel Washington’s Fences placed #9 with $4.7-M from 2,368 theaters for a domestic take of $40.7-M
Golden Globe best picture nominee 20th Century Women ($14,282, 10 theaters), Toni Erdmann ($11,579, 3 theaters) and Paterson ($10,038, 10 theaters), while Martin Scorsese’s Silence posted a location average of $9,412 as it expanded into a total of 51 theaters.
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