Rogue One: A Star Wars Story blasts its way to weekend box office glory

By Tribute on December 18, 2016 | 4 Comments

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story blasts its way to box office win

Moana‘s smooth ride to box office bliss has come to an end at the hands of Death Star-seeking rebel forces.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tore into theaters this weekend and annihilated the competition. The 3.8-star rated sci-fi hit, directed by Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity Jones, is chronologically set between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) and the original film, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977). It brought in a huge haul of $155 million domestically and a massive earning of $290.5 million worldwide, making it the 12th biggest debut of all time and the third biggest of 2016 (behind Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice).

After three weeks atop the box office standings, Moana slipped down to second place on this list with an $11.7 million earning this weekend. The animated film, which was nominated for two Golden Globes earlier this week and features the voices of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson, now rides on a total profit of $161.9 million. It continues to resonate with Tribute readers, evident by its 5-star rating.

The first festive film on this list is Office Christmas Party, which danced its way to $8.5 million this weekend. Fueled by funny actors Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon, among others, the 2-star rated comedy now has $31.5 million under its belt (or Christmas tree) after two weekends on screens.

With an Oscar-caliber cast including Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Edward Norton and Helen Mirren, Collateral Beauty premiered this weekend to a $7 million showing. The David Frankel drama, made on a budget of approximately $35 million, is set in New York City and largely unfolds around the holidays. It currently has a 4.4-star rating on

In its fifth week of release, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hung on to a top five finish with a $5 million effort this weekend. With Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston lending it their magic, the 3.6-star rated film now has $207.7 million to go along with the creatures in its suitcase. ~Matthew Pariselli

Comments & Discussion

  1. Snepts • December 18, 2016 @ 3:48 PM

    Wow, it was bested by Batman V. Superman and the last Captain Blandmerica movie? Sounds like a disappointment…

  2. CDubya • December 19, 2016 @ 11:39 AM

    i was able to see Rogue One this weekend and I loved the surprises in it. And it fits perfectly into the series.I don’t usually see movies a second time, but I want to see this just to find errors and because it was asthetically nice to look at.

  3. Mandy • December 20, 2016 @ 9:02 AM

    I’m curious to see how much Rogue One makes. And Collateral Beauty?! Haha, what a disaster.

  4. Maddie • December 21, 2016 @ 10:05 PM

    Saw it, did not enjoy it. Was pretty boring unless you like to watch non stop battles. I loved Collateral Beauty though. Not a Will Smith fan but the story was amazing.

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