'Rogue One' Rules Christmas Weekend Box Office as 'Passengers' and 'Assassin's Creed' Flop

Other newcomers at domestic box office this holidays include animated musical 'Sing', which lands on the runner-up spot, and James Franco-led comedy 'Why Him?', which debuts in the fifth place.

AceShowbiz - "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" remains strong at North American box office during the Christmas weekend. The "Star Wars" spin-off starring Felicity Jones as its central character named Jyn Erso still holds the throne in its second week by earning an additional $70 million.

Among newcomers this weekend is "Sing". The Universal animated musical featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly and Scarlett Johansson lands on the runner-up spot with an estimated $34 million.

Meanwhile, other newcomers open soft at the domestic box office. Big-budget movies like Sony's "Passengers (2016)" and Fox's "Assassin's Creed" debut in the third and fourth places respectively, while Fox's comedy movie "Why Him?", which production budget was at around $38 million, opens in the fifth place.

The Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt-starring movie earns a disappointing $26 million against its production budget of $120 million, while the video game-based action flick which stars Michael Fassbender is estimated to collect only $10.6 million on its massive production budget of $200 million. As for the James Franco and Bryan Cranston-led comedy, it bags approximately $9.8 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for December 23-25:

  1. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" - $70 million
  2. "Sing" - $34 million
  3. "Passengers (2016)" - $26 million
  4. "Assassin's Creed" - $10.6 million
  5. "Why Him?" - $9.8 million
  6. "Moana" - $7.1 million
  7. "Office Christmas Party" - $4.8 million
  8. "Collateral Beauty" - $3.5 million
  9. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" - $3 million
  10. "Manchester by the Sea" - $2.9 million

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