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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $498,850,734Details
International Box Office $481,100,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $979,950,734
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$200,000,000
Domestic Releases: December 16th, 2016 (Wide) by Walt Disney
December 16th, 2016 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
International Releases: December 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Netherlands)
December 14th, 2016 (Wide) (Turkey)
December 15th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
December 15th, 2016 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
December 15th, 2016 (Wide) (Denmark)
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MPAA Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action.
(Rating bulletin 2452 (Cert #50667), 11/23/2016)
Running Time: 134 minutes
Franchise: Star Wars
Comparisons: All-Time Top-Grossing Films
vs. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
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Keywords: Prequel, Rebellion, Space Opera
Source:Spin-Off
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Lucasfilm
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 33 $13,759,000 Jan 13, 2017 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 24 $22,063,570 Jan 6, 2017 24
Biggest January Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 55 $22,063,570 Jan 6, 2017 24
Fastest Movies to Earn $450 Million at the Domestic Box Office 4 $451,407,837 Dec 30, 2016 20
Biggest January Day at the Domestic Box Office 21 $16,751,857 Jan 1, 2017 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 5 $49,609,002 Dec 30, 2016 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $400 Million at the Domestic Box Office 4 $408,235,850 Dec 30, 2016 16
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 29 $18,021,482 Dec 28, 2016 13
Fastest Movies to Earn $350 Million at the Domestic Box Office 4 $358,656,173 Dec 23, 2016 13
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 7 $22,515,612 Dec 27, 2016 12
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 2 $32,085,637 Dec 26, 2016 11
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 6 $318,119,079 Dec 23, 2016 11
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 14 $64,033,768 Dec 23, 2016 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 11 $260,168,438 Dec 23, 2016 9
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 22 $16,773,075 Dec 22, 2016 7
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 11 $205,226,599 Dec 16, 2016 6
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 13 $37,679,172 Dec 18, 2016 3
Biggest December Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 2 $155,081,681 Dec 16, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 12 $155,081,681 Dec 16, 2016 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 12 $155,081,681 Dec 16, 2016 3
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 12 $155,081,681 Dec 16, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 33 4,157 Dec 16, 2016 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 15 $46,308,115 Dec 17, 2016 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 12 $117,402,509 Dec 16, 2016 2
Biggest December Day at the Domestic Box Office 2 $71,094,394 Dec 16, 2016 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 12 $71,094,394 Dec 16, 2016 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 12 $71,094,394 Dec 16, 2016 1
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 12 $71,094,394 Dec 16, 2016 1

Cast

   Jyn Erso
Diego Luna    Captain Cassian Andor
Ben Mendelsohn    Director Orson Krennic
Donnie Yen    Chirrut Imwe
Mads Mikkelsen    Galen Erso
Alan Tudyk    K-2SO
Jiang Wen    Baze Malbus
Forest Whitaker    Saw Gerrera
Riz Ahmed    Bodhi Rook
Jimmy Smits    Bail Organa
James Earl Jones    Darth Vader
Genevieve O'Reilly    Mon Mothma
Valene Kane    Lyra Erso
Alistair Petrie    General Draven
Ben Daniels    General Merrick
Stephen Stanton    General Raddus
Ian McElhinney    General Dodonna
Fares Fares    Senator Vaspar
Jonathan Aris    Senator Jebel
Beau Gadsdon    Young Jyn
Dolly Gadsdon    Younger Jyn
Sharon Duncan-Brewster    Senator Pamlo
Warwick Davis    Weeteef Cyubee
Aidan Cook    Edrio Two Tubes
Derek Arnold    Pao
Nick Kellington    Bistan
Richard Cunningham    General Ramda
Jack Roth    Lieutenant Adema
Michael Gould    Admiral Gorin
Michael Shaeffer    General Corssin
Daniel Mays    Tivik
Andy de la Tour    General Hurst Romodi
Tony Pitts    Captain Pterro

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Chris Weitz
Screenwriter    Tony Gilroy
Story by    John Knoll
Story by    Gary Whitta
Producer    Kathleen Kennedy
Producer    Allison Shearmur
Producer    Simon Emanuel
Executive Producer    John Knoll
Executive Producer    Jason McGatlin
Director of Photography    Greig Fraser
Production Designer    Doug Chiang
Production Designer    Neil Lamont
Costume Designer    Glyn Dillon
Costume Designer    David Crossman
Composer    Michael Giacchino

Weekend Estimates: Hidden Figures wins MLK Weekend

January 15th, 2017

Hidden Figures

A pile-up at the box office this weekend will leave a crush of new releases behind Hidden Figures and La La Land, which remain the top two films at the box office. Hidden Figures will be down just 10% (in part thanks to expanded distribution) to $20.45 million, for $54.8 million in total, as of Sunday evening. Fox is projecting a $25.3 million 4-day weekend for the film. La La Land is even more impressive, growing its box office by 43% and moving from fifth to second on the chart with $14.5 million, and $74.1 million to date. It’s record-breaking performance at the Golden Globes has clearly lifted it to another level with audiences. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Patriots Win the Weekend? Or Will Hidden Remain Up Front?

January 12th, 2017

Patriots Day

Six films are opening or expanding this weekend, which have a shot at the top ten. However, only one of them, Patriots Day, has a real shot at first place. In fact, it might be the only “new” film in the top five. The biggest wide release of the week is Monster Trucks, which is opening in 2,800 theaters. I didn’t see that coming. [Ed.: The final announced theater count for Monster Trucks is an even more impressive 3,119] Meanwhile, Sleepless is only opening in 1,800 theaters, while Silence is expanding into 750 theaters. We still haven’t mentioned all of the new films. As for holdovers, Hidden Figures has a real shot at first place, while La La Land should get a boost from its Awards Season success. This weekend last year, Ride Along 2 opened with just over $35 million over the three-day weekend. There’s no film that will match that figure during the four-day weekend. On the positive side, there were only four films that earned more than $10 million during the three-day weekend and this year we should have five. That’s not enough to win in the year-over-year competition. It likely won’t even be close. More...

International Box Office: Rogue gets $56.6 million Closer to $1 Billion

January 12th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story remained in first place with $56.6 million in 57 markets for totals of $437.1 million internationally and $914.5 million worldwide. It is now in fifth place on the 2016 worldwide chart. ... The entire top five worldwide is from Disney. This is unprecedented. As for this past weekend, Rogue One earned first place in China with $30.11 million over the weekend and $30.65 million including previews. This is on par with expectations, although some were worried it would struggle due to... I was going to say weather, but is smog weather? China is currently dealing with a smog crisis and has been issuing warnings to stay inside. This is the last market for the film, but it should cruise to $1 billion on holdovers. It will likely reach second place on the 2016 worldwide chart, but I think Captain America: Civil War is safe on the top of the chart. More...

2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

La La Land

The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Hidden Figures is in the Spotlight earning $22.80 million

January 10th, 2017

Hidden Figures

The first weekend of the year wasn’t as potent as anticipated, as none of the holdovers held on as well as expected. This helped Hidden Figures earn first place with $22.80 million, putting it just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which pulled in $22.06 million. The box office was down 26% from last weekend to $137 million, but this is a post-holiday weekend, so this decline was expected. The box office was also down 14% from this weekend last year. It is still way too soon to compare the box office year-over-year. In fact, we should wait till The Force Awakens faded out of the top five before we can really get a picture of how 2017 will do. That was President’s Day long weekend. So once we get past President’s Day long weekend, the year-over-year comparison will begin it have some real value. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue One and Hidden Figures Tied at the Top

January 8th, 2017

Hidden Figures

With one day left in a topsy-turvy weekend, we have a virtual tie at the top of the box office chart, with both studios claiming a narrow win. Disney posted the highest projection this morning, saying they are expecting Rogue One to earn $21.972 million this weekend. Fox, meanwhile, is projecting $21.8 million for Hidden Figures, and thinks that the film’s lead of about $900,000 coming out of Saturday will be enough to hold on for a win. Sunday’s performance will be key, and there are a couple of factors that make the outcome genuinely uncertain… More...

Weekend Predictions: Underworld is a Serious Underdog

January 5th, 2017

Underworld: Blood Wars

It’s the first weekend of the year and there’s only one wide release, Underworld: Blood Wars, plus one wide expansion, Hidden Figures. (As expected, A Monster Calls is not expanding truly wide and it won’t grow enough to make the top ten. I don’t think it will top $3 million over the weekend.) None of these films are really going to challenge the top two holdovers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sing, although that pair should be in a close race for first place. This weekend last year was very similar to this weekend, with one new release, one wide expansion, and a Star Wars holdover on top. Unfortunately, this year is much weaker. 2017 is going to get off on a losing note. More...

International Box Office: Rogue’s Threepeat to Tenth Place on 2016 Worldwide Chart

January 5th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story added $45.8 million in 55 markets to its running tally, which now sits at $350.0 million internationally and $775.0 million worldwide. By the end of Sunday, the film was already in tenth place for the year and while it is not doing as well internationally as it is domestically, it is still on pace to hit fifth place by as early as this weekend. Its biggest market is the U.K., where it has pulled in $64.4 million, but the U.K. might not stay on top for long, because the film opens in China this weekend. More...

Contest: Rogue Pets: Winning Announcement

January 4th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The winners of our Rogue Pets contest contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s third weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Hidden Stands Out with Average of $34,329

January 4th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures rose to first place during its first full weekend of release with an average of $34,329 in 25 theaters. It already has more than $2 million and it expands wide on Friday. 20th Century Women was next with an average of $27,800 in four theaters. It isn’t a major player during Awards Season, but it is picking up enough nominations to help it stick around in theaters. Patriots Day was down just 8% earning an average of $21,117 in seven theaters. Last week’s winner, Silence, fell to an average of $20,827 in four theaters. If it has a similar drop next week, it will put its wide release in jeopardy. The best limited release of the week was Paterson, which earned an average of $17,334 in four theaters. Toni Erdmann earned an average of $14,000 in three theaters during its first full week of release. La La Land continues to expand, but remained in the $10,000 club with an average of $12,738. The overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was next with an average of $11,934, while the second place film, Sing, was right behind with an average of $10,647. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rogue One Wins Weekend, Doesn’t Quite win the Year with $65.62 million

January 4th, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The final weekend of the year wasn’t as potent as we had predicted, but there were still a number of reasons to celebrate. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won the weekend and is on its way to becoming the biggest hit of the year. Sing was relatively close behind and will get to $200 million this upcoming weekend. Overall, the box office rose by 2.9% from last weekend hitting $186 million. This is 15% lower than the same weekend last year, which again was actually the first weekend of 2016. We need to switch to the Strowbrinian Calendar. I’m not kidding about this. As for the year-over-year comparison, that’s a little confusing. If you just look at the calender years, then 2016 broke the record earning $11.4 billion. However, the movie year actually begins the first Monday of the year and ends the final Sunday before the first Monday of the next year. Going by this definition of the year, 2016 actually just failed to overtake 2015, because we lost a few days of The Force Awakens and only got one extra day of Rogue One. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue One Tops Sing

January 1st, 2017

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

With most studios closed for New Year’s Day, the weekend estimates have a rather piecemeal look as of this morning. We do have an official weekend estimate for Sing, which Universal projects will make $41.5 million over the three-day weekend and $53.4 million over four, for a total coming out of the holidays at an impressive $177.3 million. That will put it in second place, not far behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney won’t be releasing numbers until tomorrow, but we should see a three-day weekend around $50 million, $65 million over four days, and a total of about $440 million by Tuesday morning. More...

Weekend Predictions: Old Movies Ring Out the New Year

December 29th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The weekend after Christmas Day is usually a boring weekend with no wide releases to speak of. On the other hand, we do have a monster hit to keep track of, as well as some Awards Season hopefuls that are expanding significantly and could make the top ten. Of course, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will win this weekend and it should in fact grow from last weekend, because Christmas Eve is a dead zone at the box office. Likewise, Sing should grow even better, as it is the last weekend for families to hit theaters before school starts. Some of the other films that debuted last week are not looking so good. This weekend last year was actually the first weekend of 2016, which makes it harder to compare the two weekends. Again, we need to switch to the Strowbrinian Calendar that I mentioned at the end of the December Preview. The Force Awakens earned just over $90 million and while Rogue One won’t match that, it should be closer than most were expecting. More...

International Box Office: Rogue Remains in First with $135.5 million, While International Films Flourish

December 29th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story remained in first place with $47.1 million in 54 markets for totals of $237.4 million internationally and $523.4 million worldwide. The film “struggled” over the weekend, but mainly due to the holidays. Christmas Eve is as big of a dead zone in most of Europe as it is here; in fact, a lot of theaters close on Christmas Eve. Likewise, a lot of theaters in the U.K. and Australia are closed on Christmas day. Even so, the film has already cracked $10 million in a number of major markets, starting with the the U.K., where it has $42.1 million. Germany and France are neck-and-neck with $21.8 million and $19.6 million respectively. The film has pulled in $17.84 million in Australia and $16.7 million in Japan. Next week we will have a better picture where the film is heading, as the holidays will be over in most places. I think $1 billion worldwide is a safe bet. More...

Contest: Why Me: Winning Announcement

December 28th, 2016

Why Him?

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Theater Averages: Silence Speaks Volumes with an Average of $32,720

December 28th, 2016

Silence

Silence scored first place on the theater average chart earning an average of $32,720 in four theaters. Patriots Day was next with an average of $23,044 in seven theaters. Most impressively, Hidden Figures earned an average of $20,620 in 25 theaters, in just one day. The final film in the $10,000 club was the overall number one film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an average of $15,404. More...

Thursday Box Office: Rogue One Bounces Back with $16.77 million, while most New Releases Tumble

December 23rd, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grew by 12% to $16.77 million on Thursday for a first-week total of $222.00 million. This shows that it was hit by new releases on Wednesday, at least a little bit. It is impossible to compare this day to The Force Awakens, because this day in its run was Christmas Eve. For the record though, The Force Awakens fell by 28% to $27.40 million on that day and had pulled in $390.86 million during the same time period. More...

Contest: Rogue Pets

December 22nd, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Normally, we don’t have a Box Office Prediction Contest for the final week of the year, because there are no new releases that week. However, due to a shipping error, we got two extra copies of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack, so we should really give those away A.S.A.P. The target film will be Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which will be in its third weekend of release, so there will be plenty of information to judge your prediction on. In order to win, one must simply predict the third weekend box office number for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Also... it’s Christmas time. And that means we have lumps of coal to give out, although not literally. Two of the three winners will receive The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack. The third will receive a lump of coal, a movie / TV show on HD-DVD.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be one of the potential winners of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or could win a lump of coal. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be one of the potential winners of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack, or they might be the recipient of the lump of coal. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner of The Secret Life of Pets on Blu-ray Combo Pack or they might be stuck with the lump of coal.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Wednesday Box Office: Rogue Wins with $14.97 million, but Sing Hits the High Note with $11.01 million

December 22nd, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the way on Wednesday. It fell 15% to $14.97 million on Wednesday for a 6-day total of $204.23 million. By comparison, The Force Awakens rose 2% to $38.02 million on Wednesday for a six-day total of $363.46 million; however, it didn’t have to deal with three wide releases. In fact, it’s only “new” competition was the semi-wide expansion of The Big Short. Comparing the two movies’ daily numbers will get less illuminating until we get past Boxing Day, because the misalignment in the holidays will be playing a major role in the day-to-day changes. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Any of the New Releases have a Christmas Miracle?

December 21st, 2016

Sing

This week is an utter mess when it comes to new releases. There are five films opening or expanding wide this week, three of them opening on Wednesday. Assassin’s Creed, Passengers, and Sing are all trying to get a head start on the weekend, while Why Him? debuts on Friday. Finally, Fences is expected to expand wide on Sunday, Christmas Day, but we’ve seen recently that “wide expansion” isn’t a meaningful term when studios use it. None of these films are expected to top Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, or even come close. Comparing this weekend to the same weekend last year is nearly impossible, because Christmas Eve lands on Saturday this year and Christmas Eve is a dead zone at the box office, while last year it landed on the Thursday, which is the best day of the week for optimal box office numbers. On the other hand, Monday is Boxing Day, which is a holiday for some. It doesn’t balance out, but fortunately 2016 still has a substantial lead over 2015, so even a really bad weekend won’t put 2016 behind. More...

Tuesday Box Office: Rogue One Solid with $17.60 million

December 21st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

More schools closed on Tuesday and that allowed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to hold strong with $17.6 million, which is almost exactly as much as it earned on Monday. Furthermore, The Force Awakens fell 7% on its first Tuesday earning $37.36 million, so Rogue One gained ground, as far as its legs are concerned. It is still way behind in raw box office dollars, while its running tally is now $190.28 million vs. $325.44 million for The Force Awakens. There are three films opening wide on Wednesday, so it will be an important day for the film’s long-term success. If it holds well today, it will remain in top spot till the end of the year. More...

International Box Office: Rogue One Takes Down Fantastic Beasts with $135.5 million

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story started its international run where everyone expected it to start, in first place. It earned $135.5 million in 54 markets during its opening weekend, which is a mixed result. Hear me out, the film did manage the best opening of 2016 in a dozen markets, including a quartet of major markets: France ($10.0 million); Germany ($12.5 million); Spain ($4.5 million); and the U.K. ($21.59 million). However, it also missed expectations in the same number of major markets: Brazil ($5.3 million); Italy ($3.22 million); Mexico ($5.1 million); and Russia ($5.76 million). Other major market openings for the film include Australia ($10.77 million) and Japan ($7.9 million). So “mixed” in this case means “one of the biggest releases of the year, but not a The Force Awakens-level phenomenon". In a more direct comparison, the film earned just over half of what The Force Awakens opened with in these markets. If the film has the same legs, then it will finish with close to $600 million internationally and over $1 billion worldwide. More...

Contest: Going Rouge: Winning Announcement

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Theater Averages: Rogue Rules Theater Average Chart with $37,306

December 20th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $37,306. This wasn’t that far above the second place film, Fences, which earned an average of $32,366. Meanwhile, last week’s winner, La La Land, was pushed into third place with an average of $20,510. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rogue One has Apocalyptic Opening of $155.08 million

December 19th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dominated the weekend box office chart with $155.08 million. This is well over twice as much as every other release combined. It is nearly twice as much as last weekend’s total box office. This helped the box office grow by 154%, reaching $211 million. Sadly, this was over $100 million or 32% lower than the same weekend last year when The Force Awakens dominated the chart. The year-over-year decline can be best summed up as within expectations. 2016 is still ahead of 2015 by a massive amount at $10.47 billion to $9.96 billion, but that will change as we see more numbers for Rogue One come in. On a more big picture look, Disney became the first studio ever to hit $7 billion worldwide in one year. They now have the record for biggest yearly domestic box office and biggest yearly worldwide box office, while it is just $160 million away from the international record as well. More...

Weekend Estimates: Rogue One Blasts Off with $155 Million

December 18th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for the second-biggest weekend in December, third-biggest weekend of 2016, and twelfth-biggest weekend of all time, with Disney predicting a weekend of $155 million, as of Sunday morning. Needless to say, that’s a great result for the Star Wars spin-off, beating the studio’s pre-release guidance, and hitting or exceeding the numbers that most in the industry were expecting. Our model predicted $151 million as of yesterday morning, so the film is maintaining its momentum through the weekend, and there are some reasons to believe that Rogue One may beat Disney’s Sunday projection. More...

Rogue’s Day One International Numbers are a Fast Start to $1 Billion

December 16th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earning just over 50% of what The Force Awakens earned could be a trend for Rogue One, as the film earned the tenth biggest opening day in Australia with $4.78 million, or 50.5% of The Force Awakens’ record. Both of those figures are in Australian dollars. Its Australian opening day was $3.55 million in American dollars. The film also opened in the U.K. with $5.0 million, compared to the $14.3 million The Force Awakens earned during its opening day in the U.K. This is quite a bit lower, but The Force Awakens was an absolute monster hit in the U.K. The film earned $3.1 million in France, compared to $5.2 million for The Force Awakens. Rogue One also earned $3.1 million in Germany, compared to $7.1 million for The Force Awakens.

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Limited and VOD Releases: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

December 16th, 2016

Fences

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story scared away most wide releases and limited releases. That’s not to say there is nothing on this week’s list worth checking out. In fact, Fences was bumped up a week before its wide expansion on Christmas day. That is the only film on this list likely to have any presence at the box office. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Rogue’s Previews are One Half of Force Awakens at $29 million

December 16th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earned a massive $29 million in previews on Thursday, easily topping the $25 million Civil War made earlier this year. It also topped Batman v Superman, which earned $27.7 million, which was the previous yearly record for preview. However, while it topped the yearly chart in that regard, it was barely more than half of the $57 million The Force Awakens managed this time last year. The film’s slightly weaker reviews could lead to shorter legs. However, I think the massive hype surrounding The Force Awakens made it more front-loaded than Rogue One will be, at least during its opening weekend. I’m still going with just over $140 million during its opening weekend, but maybe $141 million is more likely now. I am a little less bullish than most and an opening north of $150 million would not be shocking. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Rogue Awaken the Box Office?

December 15th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It is a deceptively busy weekend, as there are two wide releases, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Collateral Beauty, and two films that are “expanding wide”, Manchester by the Sea and La La Land. However, while that looks like a lot, in reality Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the only film most people are talking about. In fact, it is going to dominate the box office to such a degree that its only real competition is The Force Awakens, which opened this weekend last year. Unfortunately for Rogue One, there’s almost no chance it will match The Force Awakens. In fact, there’s almost no chance the entire box office will match the $247.97 million The Force Awakens opened with. 2016 is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison. That said, 2016 has a nearly $460 million lead over 2015, so has long as Rogue One tops $100 million over the weekend, it should be enough to keep 2016 ahead in terms of raw box office numbers. More...

Contest: Christmas Time: Winning Announcement

December 13th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Moana Completes Threepeat with $18.53 million

December 13th, 2016

Moana

As predicted, Moana was able to grab first place on the weekend box office chart. On the downside, it slipped a little faster than expected. Additionally, Office Christmas Party missed expectations and this led to the overall box office falling 13% from last weekend to $83 million. That said, this is still 7.0% higher than the same weekend last year and that’s more important. Year-to-date, 2016 maintained its $460 million / 4.7% lead over 2015 at $10.23 billion to $9.77 billion. This lead will take a serious hit this coming weekend when Rogue One goes against The Force Awakens. That said, unless Rogue One opens with less than $100 million during its weekend, 2016 should still come out ahead at the end of the year. More...

Friday Estimates: Office Party Gets off to a Wild Start with $6.6 million

December 10th, 2016

Office Christmas Party

As expected, Office Christmas Party earned first place on Friday with $6.6 million. Its reviews have settled at 44% positive, which is lower than you would like, but fine for this type of release. Likewise, it earned a B from CinemaScore. Neither figure will help its legs, but neither will really hurt them either. By comparison, The Night Before earned $3.56 million during its opening day on its way to a $9.88 million opening weekend. If Office Christmas Party has the same internal multiplier, then it will earn $18.3 million this weekend. However, The Night Before earned 66% positive reviews and an A- from CinemaScore. Office Christmas Party’s weaker performances with critics and audiences will likely result in a lower legs and an opening weekend of just over $17 million. More...

Contest: Going Rouge

December 8th, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Before anyone asks, no, that’s not a mistake in the name of the contest. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is our target film in this week’s Box Office Prediction contest, but the name of the contest is Going Rouge, because red is a Christmas color. It’s a pun. Deal with it. ... Moving on. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Also... it’s Christmas time. And that means we have lumps to coal to give out, although not literally. Two of the three winners will receive either two previously reviewed movies or one TV on DVD release pulled randomly from the prize pool. The third will receive a lump of coal, a movie / TV show on HD-DVD. I doubt anyone reading this still has a working HD-DVD player hooked up, although two of The Numbers team do....

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be one of the potential winners. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be one of the potential winners Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will be the final potential winner.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2016 Preview: December

December 1st, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

November was good, but not great. Fortunately, 2016 had a large enough lead going into November that the month only needed to be good. In fact, it could have been mediocre and 2016 would have still had an excellent shot to end the year above 2015. As for December, it’s a race between Star Wars and Star Wars. Almost no one thinks Rogue One is going to match The Force Awakens, but if Rogue One earns just half of what The Force Awakens managed, then 2016 will come out on top in the year-over-year comparison. There are only two other films with a better than 50/50 chance of hitting $100 million, Passengers and Sing. Either one could earn second place for the month, but Passengers will likely start faster. Last December, the only other film to earn more than $100 million was Daddy’s Home, which earned just a hair over $150 million. There’s a chance both Passengers and Sing will earn more than $150 million, which would be a boon to the box office. However, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was just too strong last year and it would take a miracle for 2016 to have a stronger December. That said, it would take a complete collapse for 2016 not to top 2015 in raw dollars. The growth might not be enough to keep pace with ticket price inflation, on the other hand. More...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

October 13th, 2016

Sci-fi adventure starring Felicity Jones opens December 16 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

August 12th, 2016

Sci-fi adventure starring Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, directed by Gareth Edwards opens December 16 ... Full Movie Details.

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. More...

Star Wars: Rogue One Teaser Trailer

April 7th, 2016

Sci-fi adventure starring Felicity Jones, directed by Gareth Edwards, opens December 16 ... Full Movie Details.

A rogue band of resistance fighters unite for a daring mission to steal the Death Star plans. More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/16 1 $155,081,681   4,157 $37,306   $155,081,681 3
2016/12/23 1 $64,033,768 -59% 4,157 $15,404   $286,033,442 10
2016/12/30 1 $49,609,002 -23% 4,157 $11,934   $424,987,707 17
2017/01/06 2 $22,063,570 -56% 4,157 $5,308   $477,364,924 24
2017/01/13 4 $13,759,000 -38% 3,162 $4,351   $498,850,734 31

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/16 1 $71,094,394   4,157 $17,102   $71,094,394 1
2016/12/17 1 $46,308,115 -35% 4,157 $11,140   $117,402,509 2
2016/12/18 1 $37,679,172 -19% 4,157 $9,064   $155,081,681 3
2016/12/19 1 $17,596,150 -53% 4,157 $4,233   $172,677,831 4
2016/12/20 1 $17,582,978 n/c 4,157 $4,230   $190,260,809 5
2016/12/21 1 $14,965,790 -15% 4,157 $3,600   $205,226,599 6
2016/12/22 1 $16,773,075 +12% 4,157 $4,035   $221,999,674 7
2016/12/23 1 $22,860,256 +36% 4,157 $5,499   $244,859,930 8
2016/12/24 1 $15,308,508 -33% 4,157 $3,683   $260,168,438 9
2016/12/25 1 $25,865,004 +69% 4,157 $6,222   $286,033,442 10
2016/12/26 1 $32,085,637 +24% 4,157 $7,718   $318,119,079 11
2016/12/27 1 $22,515,612 -30% 4,157 $5,416   $340,634,691 12
2016/12/28 1 $18,021,482 -20% 4,157 $4,335   $358,656,173 13
2016/12/29 1 $16,722,532 -7% 4,157 $4,023   $375,378,705 14
2016/12/30 1 $18,224,317 +9% 4,157 $4,384   $393,603,022 15
2016/12/31 1 $14,632,828 -20% 4,157 $3,520   $408,235,850 16
2017/01/01 1 $16,751,857 +14% 4,157 $4,030   $424,987,707 17
2017/01/02 1 $15,913,674 -5% 4,157 $3,828   $440,901,381 18
2017/01/03 1 $6,268,921 -61% 4,157 $1,508   $447,170,302 19
2017/01/04 1 $4,237,535 -32% 4,157 $1,019   $451,407,837 20
2017/01/05 1 $3,893,517 -8% 4,157 $937   $455,301,354 21
2017/01/06 2 $6,084,974 +56% 4,157 $1,464   $461,386,328 22
2017/01/07 1 $9,558,458 +57% 4,157 $2,299   $470,944,786 23
2017/01/08 1 $6,420,138 -33% 4,157 $1,544   $477,364,924 24
2017/01/09 2 $1,759,491 -73% 4,157 $423   $479,124,415 25
2017/01/10 2 $2,532,047 +44% 4,157 $609   $481,656,462 26
2017/01/11 3 $1,736,301 -31% 4,157 $418   $483,392,763 27
2017/01/12 3 $1,698,971 -2% 4,157 $409   $485,091,734 28
2017/01/13 5 $3,244,000 +91% 3,162 $1,026   $488,335,734 29
2017/01/14 - $5,699,000 +76% 3,162 $1,802   $494,034,734 30
2017/01/15 2 $4,816,000 -15% 3,162 $1,523   $498,850,734 31

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/12/16 1 $221,999,674   4,157 $53,404   $221,999,674 7
2016/12/23 1 $153,379,031 -31% 4,157 $36,897   $375,378,705 14
2016/12/30 1 $79,922,649 -48% 4,157 $19,226   $455,301,354 21
2017/01/06 2 $29,790,380 -63% 4,157 $7,166   $485,091,734 28

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 12/15/2016 $10,770,469 932 932 2748 $34,300,000 1/16/2017
Brazil 12/16/2016 $5,300,000 0 0 0 $14,500,000 1/16/2017
Bulgaria 12/15/2016 $244,357 0 0 0 $904,992 1/13/2017
China 1/5/2017 $30,220,000 90517 90517 90517 $53,400,000 1/16/2017
Czech Republic 12/16/2016 $586,912 144 144 329 $1,511,265 1/13/2017
Denmark 12/15/2016 $0 0 0 0 $6,100,000 1/8/2017
France 12/15/2016 $10,000,000 0 0 0 $35,000,000 1/16/2017
Germany 12/15/2016 $12,500,000 0 0 0 $43,600,000 1/16/2017
Hong Kong 12/23/2016 $0 0 0 0 $5,000,000 1/2/2017
Indonesia 12/16/2016 $0 0 0 0 $3,200,000 12/23/2016
Italy 12/16/2016 $3,218,518 0 0 0 $10,700,000 1/16/2017
Japan 12/16/2016 $7,900,000 0 0 0 $35,300,000 1/16/2017
Lithuania 12/16/2016 $60,270 168 168 314 $197,781 1/13/2017
Mexico 12/16/2016 $3,645,002 0 0 0 $11,200,000 1/16/2017
Netherlands 12/14/2016 $1,470,019 126 128 254 $6,900,000 1/8/2017
New Zealand 12/16/2016 $1,543,605 171 171 638 $4,439,794 1/9/2017
Philippines 12/16/2016 $0 0 0 0 $2,700,000 12/21/2016
Poland 12/16/2016 $0 0 0 0 $7,400,000 1/8/2017
Portugal 12/16/2016 $444,753 128 128 403 $1,552,949 1/13/2017
Russia (CIS) 12/16/2016 $5,757,919 1283 1283 4078 $11,300,000 1/16/2017
Slovakia 12/15/2016 $188,622 70 70 137 $454,981 1/12/2017
Slovenia 12/16/2016 $70,317 29 29 53 $148,102 12/28/2016
South Korea 12/21/2016 $0 0 858 1302 $7,630,605 1/15/2017
Spain 12/16/2016 $4,091,634 1153 1153 2526 $15,600,000 1/16/2017
Sweden 12/16/2016 $3,500,000 0 0 0 $10,300,000 1/16/2017
Turkey 12/14/2016 $732,195 492 492 1044 $1,625,888 1/13/2017
United Kingdom 12/15/2016 $21,593,475 698 698 1994 $77,500,000 1/16/2017
 
Rest of World $78,633,643
 
International Total$481,100,000 1/16/2017

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