Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ninth biggest box office opening weekend in history

The latest Star Wars film has made weekend box office history, bumping Universal’s 2015 film Fast and Furious 7 into 10th place in the list of largest weekend openings to date.

Rogue One: Star Wars

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, created by Lucasfilm pulled in $14.757m on its first weekend in theatres.

The Star Wars spin off is the eighth in the franchise, and tells the story of how the rebel alliance stole the plans for the Death Star.

While the film was well ahead of other movies over the weekend, Trolls maintained its position in second place for the third week, making $1.826m at box office.

Trolls has made a total of $10.518m since its opening on December 1.

In third place for its second week, Office Christmas Party collected $1.140m in earnings.

The comedy features Jennifer Aniston who plays a corporate CEO as she tries to shutdown the Chicago branch of the business run by her young brother.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them slipped to fourth place at weekend box office after four weeks in the top spot.

The film made $1.085m over the weekend bringing its total revenue to $28.852m.

Hacksaw Ridge stole fifth place this week grabbing $289,083 over the weekend.

Directed by Mel Gibson, the WW2 epic tells the story of Desmond T. Doss a man who saved 75 men in Okinawa.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Disney) $14,757,697 932 $14,757,697
Trolls (Fox) $1,826,281 442 $10,518,187
Office Christmas Party (Eone) $1,140,518 267 $4,302,183
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (Wb) $1,085,373 280 $28,852,489
Hacksaw Ridge (Icon) $289,083 149 $7,745,212
Underworld: Blood Wars (Sony) $280,171 194 $3,464,639
Arrival (Roadshow) $153,178 103 $7,350,307
Doctor Strange (Disney) $101,088 71 $20,779,157
The Founder (Roadshow) $90,579 105 $2,596,817
Rosalie Blum (Palace) $58,323 0 $371,747
Your Name (Madman) $50,185 14 $1,000,667
The Light Between Oceans (Eone) $46,788 80 $3,096,453
Nocturnal Animals (Universal) $44,791 32 $1,787,004
The Fencer (Palace) $42,609 23 $346,085
The Accountant (Wb) $40,875 48 $5,925,192
The Wasted Times (Chinalion Film) $40,646 14 $40,646
I, Daniel Blake (Transmission) $38,426 35 $630,013
Queen Of Katwe (Disney) $25,671 33 $367,722
The Super Parental Guardians (Abs-cbn Distributors) $20,816 8 $20,816
Befikre (Mindblowing Films) $20,384 13 $175,342

Top 10 Box Office Weekend Openings All Time

  1. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – $27,254,820.
  3. TWILIGHT SAGA: THE NEW MOON – $16,109,479
  4. JURASSIC WORLD – $16,070,025
  5. AVENGERS: THE AGE OF ULTRON – $15,700,805
  7. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – $15,107,438
  8. DEADPOOL – $14,951,406
  9. ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY  – $14,757,697
  10. FAST AND FURIOUS 7 – $14,664,085

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