Monday Morning Box Office Report: Rogue One Cleans Up with Third Highest Opening of 2016


Well it definitely didn’t come close to generating The Force Awakens-type numbers, but Rogue One: A Star Wars Story still easily managed to snag the second highest December debut ever with $155 million. That’s also the third highest start for any movie in 2016 behind Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. With a somewhat lacklustre line-up of big releases coming over the next few weekends, it should continue to bring in audiences well into 2017. In second place, Disney’s Moana added another $11.7 million while Office Christmas Party dropped to third with $8.5 million. Meanwhile Collateral Beauty had a pretty disastrous debut, opening in fourth place with just $7 million, the lowest ever for a major Will Smith movie. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them rounded out the top 5 and Manchester by the Sea jumped into sixth place after opening wide. It should be interesting to see how the next couple of weeks play out.

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — $155M
2. Moana — $11.7M
3. Office Christmas Party — $8.5M
4. Collateral Beauty — $7M
5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — $5M
6. Manchester by the Sea — $4.2M
7. La La Land — $4M
8. Arrival — $2.8M
9. Doctor Strange — $2M
10. Nocturnal Animals — $1.4M

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  • Scot

    I wasn’t expecting to see Rogue One open with more than Force Awakens, but that is much less than I thought it would be. That’s about 90 million less than Force Awakens and it’s only a year removed.

  • Tahir Abbas

    For a film with new characters (mostly) that’s a good score.
    I really liked the film – the last 30 minutes is epic.

  • Jameson

    It opened less than BvS which, while having its novelty, had devastating reviews to go with it.