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Monday, December 19, 2016

Weekend Box-Office: ROGUE ONE Makes $290 Million Worldwide Debut

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As predicted, "Rogue One", the new "Star Wars" film, made a huge debut over the weekend and demolished all competition, including the new Will Smith movie "Collateral Beauty", which might very well end up a contender for the title of Worst Film of the Year.

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.


"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" finished at the top of the charts with an estimated $155 million and has already become the 15th highest grossing film of 2016 in just three days. It's not a record-breaking performance, though, compared to the $247 million earned by "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" when it opened last year on December 18th. "Rogue One" performed well overseas, as well, taking in $135.5 million from 54 markets. Disney will be most interested in tracking the film's evolution in the following weeks, to determine the holding strength of their "Star Wars" spinoffs. The film received an "A" on CinemaScore and holds an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Moana" follows very far behind in second place with $11.6 million grossed over the weekend. The film has now earned $161.8 million domestically and $118.4 million internationally. Last week's new release, the R-rated comedy "Office Christmas Party" dropped to #3 by 50% compared to last week and brought in another $8.4 million, bringing its domestic total to $31.5 million.

At #4 we have the other new wide release, the drama "Collateral Beauty", which opened with $7 million versus a $36 million budget. The tearjerker is one of Will Smith's worst openings, even worse than last year's "Concussion", which only managed $10.5 million. Even worse, the film was ravaged by critics, ending up with a critical consensus that amounted to a 14% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences were more forgiving as CinemaScore gave it an "A-", but apparently, it didn't help much.

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" rounds up the Top 5 with $5 million. The film's worldwide total has now reached $717 million.

"Manchester by the Sea" and "La La Land" both expanded nationwide and entered the Top 10. The former placed sixth with $4.1 million from 1,208 theaters and grossed 14 million domestically since its release on November 18th, and the latter followed close behind at #7 with $4 million from just 200 theaters. "La La Land" grossed $5.2 million after 10 days in theaters and it's also doing well internationally, bringing in 11.3 million from 14 markets.

New Wide Releases: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", "Collateral Beauty".

Biggest Drop : "Nocturnal Animals" (-56%)

Smallest Drop : "Moana" (-37%)

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $155M $155M $135.5M $200M
2 Moana $11.6M $161.8M $118.4M $150M
3 Office Christmas Party $8.4M $31.5M $19.8M $45M
4 Collateral Beauty $7M $7M $4.6M $36M
5 Fantastic Beasts and
Where To Find Them
$5M $207.6M $509.8M $180M
6 Manchester by the Sea $4.1M $14M $0.5M $8.5M
7 La La Land $4M $5.2M $11.3M $30M
8 Arrival $2.7M $86.4M $49M $47M
9 Doctor Strange $2M $226M $426.8M $165M
10 Nocturnal Animals $1.3M $8.8M $11.4M $22.5M




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