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US Box Office Results: December 16 - 18, 2016

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY was easily the #1 movie from this weekend's box office, grossing $155 million in its first three days of release. That is the fourth largest December opening of a film, for a typical three day weekend, and is this year's third best opening for a movie. CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR ($179 million) and BATMAN V SUPERMAN ($166 million) had better first weekends in 2016.

Compared to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, ROGUE ONE is already $100 million behind the 2015 film. Did some Star Wars fans skip this weekend, expecting huge crowds? Can/will ROGUE ONE make up the difference in the following weeks? In week two, SW:TFA grossed another $150 million, after the huge $248 million oepning. ROGUE ONE will make this year's top ten highest grossing films, and will give Disney a total of five films in the top ten.

The other new movie from this weend was the new Will Smith project, COLLATERAL BEAUTY. How bad does a movie have to be to open the same weekend as a Star Wars film? Bad enough to only gross seven million and rank fourth. This film will struggle to make $20 in its full theatrical run, fall short of its $36 million budget. This is the worst opening for a Will Smith staring film.

  1. $155.0 million - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  2. $11.66 million - Moana
  3. $8.450 million - Office Christmas Party
  4. $7.000 million - Collateral Beauty
  5. $5.030 million - Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
  6. $4.156 million - Manchester by the Sea
  7. $4.020 million - La La Land
  8. $2.775 million - Arrival
  9. $2.036 million - Doctor Strange
  10. $1.391 million - Nocturnal Animals
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