Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

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‘Collateral Beauty’ came DOA, marking a career-worst for Will Smith,  ‘La La Land’ zooms into the Top 10, and is playing in just 200 theaters.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story captured $155-M in its domestic box office debut from 4,157 theaters and $135.5-M internationally for a global take of $290.5-M, the 2nd-best showing of all time for the month of December behind last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Overseas, the film debuted #1 everywhere.

The film’s opening performance is a Key victory for Lucasfilm and Disney (NYSE:DIS) as they look to expand the Star Wars franchise beyond the core episodic films. The the movie earned an A CinemaScore from US audiences. Males made up between 59% and 64% of the audience, according to various polling services.

Rogue One did strong business in Imax (NYSE:IMAX) and premium large-format theaters. Globally, Imax locations took in $29.2 million, including $19-M in North America, where Rogue One was the first movie to be released on more than 400 screens. And 550 PLF screens accounted for $17.9-M of the total North American gross.

New Line and Village Roadshow’s ensemble drama Collateral Beauty came DOA with only $7-M from 3,028 theaters in a career-worst for Will Smith.

In the $36-M film, Mr. Smith plays a successful New York advertising executive struck by tragedy who writes letters to love, time and death, and gets a response, which was hammered by critics but garnered an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

Overseas, Collateral Beauty opened to $4.6-M from 16 markets.

At the specialty box office

Manchester by the Sea expanded nationwide after notching several of Globe Globe and SAG Award nominations last week. The Amazon Studios (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Roadside Attractions release earned $4.2-M from 1,208 theaters for a domestic box office total of $14-M.

Manchester narrowly beat awards rival La La Land to place #6.

From Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF), La La Land dazzled in grossing $4-M from only 200 cinemas for a 10-day domestic box office of $5.3-M. The musical earned seven Golden Globe nominations, the most of any film. Offshore, La La Land earned another $4.7-M from 14 markets for a foreign total of $11.3-M.

New specialty openings in the US included Paramount’s, a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) Fences, directed by and starring Denzel Washington opposite Viola Davis. The drama opened to $128,000 from 4 theaters in Los Angeles and New York for a screen average of $32,000. Fences cost $20-M+ to produce, its expands nationwide on Christmas Day.

Legendary Entertainment’s period monster epic The Great Wall, which opened to $67.4-M in China. The high-profile China-US production stars Matt Damon and was directed by Zhang Yimou.

Also overseas this weekend, Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s Sing took in $6.6-M from 15 markets for an early foreign box office total of $17.4-M. The animated tentpole bows in the US Wednesday.

Have some fun, see a movie this week.

 

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