Passengers Can't Stop Rogue One

Stars Wars' latest romps a 2nd week with $96M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 26, 2016 12:08 PM CST
Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in a scene from "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." The film has blasted into theaters with a $29 million opening night, according to Friday estimates from Disney.   (Lucasfilm Ltd. via AP)
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(Newser) – It was an intergalactic holiday at movie theaters as Rogue One blasted past a quartet of new releases to hold onto the top spot at the weekend box office. The Star Wars story added another $96 million to its coffers over the four-day holiday period, according to studio estimates Monday. The animated animal musical Sing debuted in second place with $56 million, adds the AP. The Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt space tale Passengers opened in third with $23.1 million. Two other new releases, Why Him? and Assassin's Creed, round out the top five with $16.7 million and $15 million respectively. (Read more box office stories.)

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