It was a very merry Christmas weekend for one space-set blockbuster, and a not so happy opening for another. Disney/LucasFilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story crossed $500m global total after 12 days of release, adding $96.1m domestically over the four-day weekend.
Disney/LucasFilm’s Star Wars spin-off Rogue One opened in first place in every global market this weekend, and achieved the second-largest domestic December opening ever, behind only The Force Awakens.
Disney Animation’s Moana met expectations over the five-day weekend, earning $81.1m: the second-biggest Thanksgiving debut ever, behind the same studio’s Frozen ($93.6m).
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them, David Yates and J.K. Rowling’s return to the Wizarding World, met industry projections and conjured a $75m domestic opening, and an additional $143m internationally!
Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange added $43m in its second weekend of domestic release and another $60.2m internationally for a global weekend of $103.2m and a total of $492.6m worldwide.
Marvel Studios continued a seemingly-endless streak of smash-hits this weekend, as the Scott Derrickson-directed Doctor Strange opened with $85m domestically, the 14th consecutive first place debut for the Disney-owned brand.
For the second consecutive weekend, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween unfathomably defeated a beloved Tom at the US box office, with the comedy remaining in first place over Tom Hanks vehicle Inferno after last week’s destruction of Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.