Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to dominate the multiplexes around the world, pushing its worldwide haul to $914.4 million in its fourth weekend to become the fifth biggest film of 2016, having overtaken Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Secret Life of Pets.
This means Disney now has the top five movies of 2016 worldwide, with Star Wars joining Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion), Finding Dory ($1.027 billion), Zootopia (1.023 billion) and The Jungle Book ($966.6 million). This caps off a wonderful year for Disney which has seen it become the first studio to gross over $3 billion in a single year, as well as the first to pull in over $7 billion worldwide in a single year.
Domestically, Rogue One is said to have grossed $21.9 million this weekend to narrowly edge out Hidden Figures ($21.8 million) and claim top spot for the fourth weekend in a row. Internationally, it added a further $56.6 million, spurred on by a $31 million opening in China.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story sees Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directing a cast that includes Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Diego Luna (Milk), Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises), Donnie Yen (Ip Man), Jiang Wen (Let the Bullets Fly), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Alan Tudyk (Con Man), Riz Ahmed (Nightcrawler), Genevieve O’Reilly (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith), Jimmy Smits (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), James Earl Jones (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope), Valene Kane (The Fall), Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager), Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode IV – Return of the Jedi), Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones) and Jonathan Aris (Sherlock).