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

'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.
"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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