Box Office: It’s an even happier New Year for “Rogue One”


The numbers for Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One” just keeping piling up — another $50 million weekend, $60 million+ over the four-day holiday.

Closing in on $700 million, worldwide. Passing “Captain America: Civil War,” to be the second highest grossing film of 2016.

“Finding Dory” is #1, in case you wondered. So that makes Disney producer of the top three films of the year. Bonus checks all around Burbank. You bet.

And yes, this week’s take sets the all-time in unadjusted dollars Hollywood box office record over all, well over $11 billion, better than 2015’s $11.15 billion.

“Passengers” appears to be bombing, but worldwide could prop it up enough to break even, per Ditto “Assassin’s Creed.” Both are dying in the US.

“Collateral Beauty” won’t make it to $40 million without Oscar buzz. And there is no Oscar buzz.

“Fences” is sitting healthily in the top five, and Oscar heat should give that one legs.

Disney pushed “Moana” back into more theaters, noting that if audiences will waste money on “Sing,” maybe they missed the Polynesian picture that is much more likely to be an Oscar nominee. “Moana” is over $200 million, “Sing” may hit $75+.



About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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