Weekend Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Dominates New Year’s Eve

Weekend Box Office

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.

The Jennifer LawrenceChris Pratt sci-fi space romance Passengers came in third, but only earned $15.7 million over the three-day weekend.

Disney’s animated film Moana continues to thrive as it holds at No. 4 with $10.2 million, while Denzel Washington’s Broadway play adaptation Fences rounds out the Top 5 with estimated $10.1 million for the three days.

Damien Chazelle’s box-office darling La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, which has already become the top-grossing limited release of the year, earned $9.5 million over the weekend.

Check out the full Top 10 estimates for the weekend of Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017:

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — $50 million ($438.8 mil.)
2. Sing — $41.6 million ($178.4 mil.)
3. Passengers — $15.7 million ($65.7 mil.)
4. Moana — $10.2 million (212.5 mil.)
5. Fences — $10.1 million ($32.8 mil.)
6. Why Him? — $9.7 million ($37.5 mil.)
7. La La Land — $9.5 million ($36.9 mil.)
8. Assassin’s Creed — $8.1 million ($41.4 mil.)
9. Manchester by the Sea — $4.5 million ($29.6 mil.)
10. Collateral Beauty — $4.1 million ($27.1 mil.)

Next week sees the return of Kate Beckinsale in Screen Gems’ Underworld: Blood Wars, but I think the best it can hope for is second place.

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