Rogue One crosses $900 million, tops with Hidden Figures
UPDATE: Actual figures show that Hidden Figures was underestimated and earned $22.8 million this weekend, making it the #1 movie in North America. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earned a little over $22 million.
Disney and Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and 20th Century Fox’s Hidden Figures are in a race for the top spot at the domestic box office that is still too close to call. According to Disney, Rogue One earned $22 million this weekend, while 20th Century Fox is saying Hidden Figures earned $21.8 million. Some rival studios have those numbers reversed, however, so we’ll have to wait until actual figures come out on Monday to see which one is the clear winner.
With the $22 million weekend, The Walt Disney Studios‘ Rogue One has now earned $477.3 million in North America after four weeks, making it the #2 release of 2016 behind only Finding Dory ($486 million). Internationally, the Star Wars film added another $56.6 million ($31 million of that coming from China, where it just opened) and has now reached $437.1 million. That means the worldwide total now stands at $914.4 million. Rogue One has passed both Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873 million) and The Secret Life of Pets ($876 million) to become the fifth-highest grossing release of 2016 globally. The film cost about $200 million to make.
Averaging $8,822 per theater, Hidden Figures expanded to 2,471 theaters and has earned $24.8 million since starting its limited run on Christmas Day. Directed by Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge, Glen Powell and Kevin Costner. Hidden Figures received an excellent A+ CinemaScore from audiences, which could mean great things at the box office for the film down the road. It also cost only $25 million to make.
Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures‘ Sing added $19.6 million in third place this weekend. After three weeks, the animated film has earned $213.4 million in North America. Internationally, Sing has earned $143.5 million for a worldwide total of $356.9 million. Directed by Garth Jennings, Sing was made for $75 million and features the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly.
Screen Gems’ Underworld: Blood Wars opened in fourth place with an estimated $13.1 million from 3,070 theaters. The movie has made $45 million overseas since starting its international rollout in late November. Costing $35 million to make and directed by Anna Foerster, Underworld: Blood Wars stars Kate Beckinsale, Theo James, Tobias Menzies, Lara Pulver, Charles Dance, James Faulkner, Peter Andersson, Clementine Nicholson, Bradley James, and Daisy Head. Underworld: Blood Wars received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (Lionsgate) rose two spots to fifth domestically with $10 million to bring its total to $51.7 million. La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was made for just $30 million.
Sony Pictures’ Passengers dropped three spots to sixth place and grossed $8.8 million, for a three-week total of $80.9 million. The film will surpass $185 million worldwide by today and will open in China next weekend. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, and Michael Sheen, the Morten Tyldum-directed film cost $110 million to make.
20th Century Fox’s Why Him? earned $6.5 million in seventh and has collected $48.6 million after three weeks. Made for just $38 million, the comedy stars James Franco, Bryan Cranston and Zoey Deutch.
In its seventh weekend, Disney’s Moana grossed $6.4 million to take its domestic total to $225.4 million. Internationally, the film added $20 million and has earned $224.7 million, for a worldwide total of $450.1 million. Moana was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. The film features the voices of Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, and Alan Tudyk.