“Rogue One” wins the weekend, becomes second biggest film of 2016

The three days estimates are in for this weekend at the box office, and there weren’t too many surprises. Here’s what went down:


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story held on to the top spot for a third weekend, bringing in an estimated $50 million to raise its total to $425 million, making it the second biggest film of 2016, behind only Finding Dory, another Disney film, which ended its run with $486 million. There’s a very likely chance that Rogue One will cross the $500 million mark before it ends its own run in theatres.

As for the rest of the top five, Sing was in second place with $42.5 million, as it closes in on $200 million. Passengers was in third place with $15.5 million. Moana hit fourth place with $10.4 million as it crossed the $200 million mark. The Denzel Washington-directed Fences closed things out in fifth place with $9.9 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $58 million
2) Sing – $40 million
3) Passengers – $15 million
4) Why Him? – $11 million
5) Assassin’s Creed – $9 million

And here’s how the three-day weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – $50 million
2) Sing – $42.5 million
3) Passengers – $15.5 million
4) Moana – $10.4 million
5) Fences – $9.9 million

Next weekend sees the release of the new Underworld film. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!



About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on January 1, 2017, in Andy Burns, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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