Despite some foul weather stretching across central and eastern United States this weekend, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” still managed to decimate the domestic box-office. The new Star Wars installment easily took the top-spot on the charts, leaving other winter-hits in the dust.
“Rogue One” brought in an amazing $155M in its debut weekend, opening across 4,157 locations domestically. The film is well on its way to take on the highest grossing film of all time, which also happens to be a “Star Wars” film. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was directed by Gareth Edwards, working off a screenplay written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy. The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna and Alan Tudyk. The previous installment, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” went on to make $936.66M domestically at the box-office, earning the top-spot of all-time. The film made an additional $1.13B overseas, for a global gross of $2.068B in theaters.
Disney’s “Moana” dropped down to number-two on the domestic box-office charts, the studio managed to take both the number-one and number-two spots this weekend. “Moana” pulled-in an additional $11.66M domestically, while remaining in 3,587 locations this week. The film has now grossed over $161.85M domestically in just four-weeks. “Moana” was directed by Ron Clements and Don Hall, working off a screenplay written by Jared Bush, and a story written by Ron Clements. The film features the voice-talents of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson and Rachel House.
Paramount Pictures’ adult-comedy “Office Christmas Party” dropped to number-three this weekend, bringing in an additional $8.45M for the studio across 3,210 locations. The film has now grossed $31.51M for Paramount in just two-weeks. “Office Christmas Party” was directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, the screenplay was written by Justin Malen and Laura Solon. The film stars Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn and T.J. Miller.
“Collateral Beauty,” from Warner Bros. Pictures, was the only major-release to take on “Rogue One” this weekend, but it did not payoff for the studio. The drama landed in fourth-place overall on the charts, and only managed to pull-in $7M across 3,028 domestically. “Collateral Beauty” was directed by David Frankel, the script was written by Allan Loeb. The film stars Will Smith, Edward Norton and Kate Winslet.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ hit “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” did manage to hang onto the top-five this weekend, earning $5.03M across 3,036 locations. The Harry Potter spinoff, which ended in fifth-place overall on the domestica charts, has now earned $207.68M domestically. The popular installment was released five-weeks ago. “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” was directed by David Yates, working off the now best-selling screenplay written by J.K. Rowling. The film stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol.