'Rogue One' Rules the Christmas Box Office, Awards Movies Open Strong in Limited Release
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ruled the box office for a second week in a row and it earned $96 million for the four-day holiday weekend!
The movie has earned a massive $318 million in just 11 days in theaters so far. The rest of the top five featured new films.
The animated movie Sing pulled in $56 million for the four-day weekend and $76.7 million since its Wednesday opening. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt‘s Passengers came in third place with $23.1 million for the weekend and $30 million for the six-day opening.
James Franco and Bryan Cranston‘s Why Him? opened on Friday and grossed $16.7 million for the four-day weekend and a fourth place finish. Rounding out the top five was Michael Fassbender‘s Assassin’s Creed which earned $15 million for the weekend and $22.5 million since its Wednesday opening.
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Denzel Washington‘s Fences expanded into over 2,200 theaters on Christmas Day and earned $11.4 million for the four-day weekend, nearly all from Sunday and Monday.
There were a bunch of movies that opened strongly in limited release this weekend. Hidden Figures launched with a $38,200 per theater average, Patriots Day opened with a $34,472 average, and Silence was anything but silent with a $45,000 average.