2016 was a huge year for Disney, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story helped in a massive way by pushing past $4 million at the box office…
The very first Star Wars standalone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, landed atop the box office for the third consecutive weekend. According to Variety, the film has now earned “just under $50 million for the three-day period and a projected $64 million for the four-day holiday.” Because Monday will be considered part of the holiday weekend, this year, it will be lumped in with the weekend totals.
This will push Rogue One over the $425 million mark in the domestic box office. And, this number also means the film now ranks as 2016’s second highest-grossing domestic release, landing just behind Finding Dory.
With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s successful premiere in December, Disney will end 2016 crushing all sorts of box office records. Disney is now the first studio to top $7 billion in a single year, and the House of the Mouse has four of the five top-grossing domestic releases.
This absolutely bodes well for the next two Star Wars standalone films slated for release in the next few years. Rogue One was basically the litmus test for this anthology project from Disney and Lucasfilm, and now that the numbers are showing that fans will flock to see anything Star Wars in theaters, I suspect we will see even more standalone films announced, in the near future.
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