Category Archives: Box Office
M. Night Shyamalan’s Split (Universal Pictures) debuted to $40 million in ticket sales over Inauguration Weekend.
The film, starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with 23 distinct personalities, doubled Vin Diesel‘s launch of xXx: Return of Xander Cage (Paramount Pictures), which came in second place with $20 million.
20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures has topped the box office over the Martin Luther King Day Jr. weekend, while a pair of high-priced prestige releases, namely Patriot’s Day, Live by Night and Silence stumbled.
The crowd-pleasing NASA drama won the weekend box office for a second straight week taking in an estimated $20.4 million, and is looking to pull in $25.3 million when Monday is included.
The first weekend in January has allowed the force to stay strong with Disney; however Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had a big challenger as Hidden Figures opened very strong and nearly bumped the space opera.
Gareth Edwards’ first entry in the Star Wars universe earned $21.9 million this weekend, while the 20th Century Fox’s NASA comedy-drama earned $21.8 million, but the positions could reverse when final domestic figures for weekend are released Monday.
Disney’s latest Star Wars release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dominated the relatively quiet New Year’s Eve box office, earning $50 million for the three-day period as it jumped the $400 million mark domestically.
Illumination Entertainment’s animated movie Sing took second place for the second straight week with a solid $41.6 million.
Lucasfilm and Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continued its stranglehold on the box office for the second weekend in a row with a dominant $15 million on Christmas Eve and is estimated to take in $120 million over the six-day Dec. 21-26 period.
Disney’s stand-alone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened to a massive $155 million, scoring the second-largest December opening ever behind last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Internationally, the film debuted No. 1 everywhere with $135.5 million. The movie has an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and nabbed an A CinemaScore.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana topped a relatively quiet weekend with $18.8 million in its third consecutive No. 1 spot.
The animated movie had serious competition from newcomer Office Christmas Party which came a close second with $17.5 million.