Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Still # 1 With $64.3-M
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‘Rogue One’ Stays # 1 with $64.3-M, Rings in New Year with $790-M globally
Sing’ was a also a big grosser over the year-end holidays with $180-M in North America.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stayed atop the box office for the 3rd straight weekend with a 4 day gross of $64.3-M from 4,157 theaters to finish the long New Year’s weekend with a domestic take of $439.7-M and global box office of $789.7-M through Monday.
In North America, that’s the 2nd-best showing of any 2016 release behind fellow Disney/Pixar pic Finding Dory. Rogue One will soon pass Dory, and become the only Y 2016 title to cross $500-M.
Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s animated holiday offering Sing also continued to shine at #2, earning $56.4-M from 4,029 locations for the four days for a stellar domestic total of $180-M, the best showing of all time for a December animated release.
Overseas, Sing passed the $100-M mark Sunday for a global tally of $285-M through Monday.
The strength of the year-end offerings drove Y 2016 domestic box-office revenue to a record $11.4-B, besting last year’s high-mark at $11.14-B.
Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Passengers, the sci-fi space romance remained at # 3, grossing $20.7-M from 3,478 theaters for a domestic total of $66-M. The movie cost about $120-M to make after tax rebates and incentives. Passengers opened to $66-M overseas for a global box office debut of $126-M sans China .
The Disney animated film Moana placed # 4, crossing the $200-M mark domestically and $400-M worldwide.
The R-rated comedy Why Him? continued to move up the chart to end the holiday weekend at # 5 with a 4-day gross of about $13-M from 3,008 locations for a box office of $37.6-M.
The Broadway play adaptation Fences, expanded nationwide on Christmas Day into 2,301 theaters, came in # 6 with $12.7.
Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) La La Land placed #7 with $12.3 million for a domestic box office of $37-M despite playing in only 750 theaters. On Friday, the Lionsgate film became the top-grossing limited release of Y 2016 domestically.
Assassin’s Creed fell to #8. The New Regency and Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA) film posted a 4-day New Year’s weekend gross of $10.9-M from 2,996 theaters for $41.9-M through Monday. Overseas, Assassin’s Creed earned $44.1-M to date.
Amazon Studios (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Roadside Attractions Manchester by the Sea is another prestige film and awards contender that posted strong numbers since debuting 7 weeks ago. The movie, now playing nationwide in 1,206 locations, finished the weekend with a domestic box office of $29.7-M.
Among limited offerings, holiday entries Hidden Figures, Patriots Day and 20th Century Women impressed.
Have some fun, see a movie this week.
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