'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Dominates The Box Office As Expected

As plenty of experts predicted, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the bigger winner at the box office on it's opening weekend. The film dominated both the domestic and worldwide number one spots for well over $400 million globally.

"A strong box office force was felt around the world as Disney's 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' opened at #1 in all markets for a massive worldwide weekend debut of $290.5 million that included $135.5 million in 54 international territories and $155 million from North America," according to comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

"Notably, 'The Great Wall' starring Matt Damon and directed by visionary filmmaker Zhang Yimou is a hit in China having earned in excess of $60 million & marks his first English-language production and the largest film ever shot entirely in China."

It's expected that this film will probably sit on the top spot for quite some time but given the upcoming release of Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence's Passengers, there could be a slight fluctuation.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, December 18, are below.

  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $290.5M
  2. Great Wall, The - Multiple - $57.0M
  3. Moana - Disney - $27.2M
  4. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - Warner Bros. - $19.5M
  5. Office Christmas Party - Multiple - $17.1M
  6. Collateral Beauty - Warner Bros. - $11.6M
  7. Hacksaw Ridge - Multiple- $9.5M
  8. Wasted Times, The - Multiple - $9.1M
  9. La La Land - Lionsgate - $8.7M
  10. Pandora - Next Entertainment - $7.6M
  11. Sing - Universal - $6.6M
  12. Arrival - Multiple - $6.0M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, December 18, are below.

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $155.0M

2. Moana - Disney - $11.7M

3. Office Christmas Party - Paramount - $8.4M

4. Collateral Beauty - Warner Bros. - $7.0M

5. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - Warner Bros.

- $5.0M

6. Manchester By The Sea - Roadside Attractions - $4.2M

7. La La Land - Lionsgate - $4.0M

8. Arrival - Paramount - $2.8M

9.

Doctor Strange - Disney - $2.0M

10. Nocturnal Animals - Focus Features - $1.4M

11. Trolls - 20th Century Fox - $1.3M

12. Allied - Paramount - $1.2M

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