Rogue One Narrowly Wins U.S. Box Office

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was — to no surprise — the top grossing film worldwide for the fourth straight weekend. But in the U.S., the sci-fi flick just narrowly beat out Hidden Figures from 20th Century Fox.

Rogue One earned $78.6 million worldwide and a whopping $914 million overall according to research firm comScore.

In the U.S., Rogue One earned $22.0 million, just edging out the new movie Hidden Figures at $21.8 million. Sing from Universal Studios was third with $19.6 million.

Hidden Figures is a true story about three African-American women working as mathematicians at NASA during the space race in the 1960s.

ComScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian said, “Disney’s ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ crosses the $900 million mark globally with a weekend gross of $78.6 million, to now become the fifth highest grossing release of 2016, thus giving The Walt Disney Studios the top 5 global releases of 2016.  Fox’s ‘Assassin’s Creed’ continues to make its mark in 68 international territories adding $45 million this weekend while pushing its global tally to $147.5 million.”

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as ofSunday, January 8, are below.

  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $78.6M
  2. Assassin’s Creed – 20th Century Fox – $48.8M
  3. Sing – Universal – $46.0M
  4. Passengers – Sony – $41.5M
  5. Moana – Disney – $26.4M
  6. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $21.8M
  7. La La Land – Lionsgate – $13.8M
  8. Underworld: Blood Wars – Sony – $13.1M
  9. Why Him? – 20th Century Fox – $12.6M
  10. Great Wall, The – Universal – $12.0M
  11. Some Like It Hot (Qing Sheng) – Multiple – $11.3M
  12. Collateral Beauty – Warner Bros. – $7.9M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, January 8, are below.

  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney – $22.0M
  2. Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $21.8M
  3. Sing – Universal – $19.6M
  4. Underworld: Blood Wars – Sony – $13.1M
  5. La La Land – Lionsgate – $10.0M
  6. Passengers – Sony – $8.8M
  7. Why Him? – 20th Century Fox – $6.5M
  8. Moana – Disney – $6.4M
  9. Fences – Paramount – $4.7M
  10. Assassin’s Creed – 20th Century Fox – $3.8M
  11. Manchester By The Sea – Roadside Attractions – $2.5M
  12. Lion – The Weinstein Company – $2.0M