It’s the holiday season and many have traveled to go see their families and enjoy some quality time with them. But amid all the eggnog and presents, it’s also a good time to go see a movie. Many still flocked to theaters to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which once again took the number one spot. The prequel to A New Hope grossed $15 million on Saturday alone and went on to take in an estimated $110 million over the holiday weekend.
In second place is Illumination Entertainment’s animated Sing. The family film brought in a solid $7.8 million on Christmas Eve and is estimated to gross a total of $51-$54 million for the four-day weekend. Adding in the six-day holiday numbers (the film opened on Wednesday), the animated film will gross an estimated $71-$75 million.
Although the sci-fi film, Passengers, and the video game adaptation, Assassin’s Creed, also opened on Wednesday, December 21, they both haven’t done very well at the box office.
Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, took in $2.8 million on Saturday, bringing its four-day gross total to an estimated $20 million and rises to $27 million when including the six-day totals. However, Sony estimated the film to open with $30-$40 million, so it has so far been a disappointment. The film cost around $120 million to make and banked on its lead cast to bring in audiences. The overall negative critical reception hasn’t helped.
Assassin’s Creed made $2.2 million on Christmas Eve and is estimated to make $22-$23 million once the holiday weekend is over. The film, which stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, hasn’t garnered a positive reception from critics, either. And rounding out the top five is the James Franco and Bryan Cranston comedy film, Why Him?, is estimated to make $14 million for the four-day weekend.
What did you go see in theaters this holiday weekend? Did you have a chance to catch Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Let us know in the comments!