Weekend Forecast: ‘Rogue One’ To Three-Peat, ‘Sing’ Should Hold Strong, ‘Passengers’ & ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Should Tumble

No new films will be released on New Year’s weekend, but several holdovers should still earn good money, especially since nearly everybody has the weekend off from work. Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is expected to lead for the third consecutive weekend (and possibly in its fourth weekend as well). Universal’s animated Sing, second place at the box office this past weekend, should take the runner-up spot once more, but perhaps closing the gap in dollars. Fox’s comedy Why Him? should have a decent hold, possibly rising from fourth place last weekend to third place this weekend. Sony’s Passengers and Fox’s Assassin’s Creed should both experience large declines after poor reviews and very mixed worth of mouth.

We project the top 10 films this weekend will earn a cumulative $243.17 million over the four-day weekend. That’s 3.1 percent higher than last weekend, also a four-day weekend, when the top 10 films earned a cumulative $250.89 million.

Check out the official Box Office Pro 4-Day weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Distributor 4-Day Weekend Domestic Total through Monday, January 2 % change from last weekend (4-Day to 4-Day)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Disney $82,000,000 $455,000,000 -14.69%
Sing Universal $55,000,000 $173,020,000 0.12%
Passengers (2016) Sony / Columbia $22,580,000 $66,900,000 -0.46%
Why Him? Fox $15,950,000 $39,820,000 2.66%
Assassin’s Creed Fox $14,390,000 $45,280,000 -2.78%
Moana Disney $13,500,000 $210,830,000 7.53%
Fences Paramount $13,380,000 $32,730,000 15.34%
La La Land Lionsgate/Summit $12,080,000 $35,530,000 30.70%
Office Christmas Party Paramount $7,450,000 $54,710,000 5.72%
Collateral Beauty Warner Bros. (New Line) $6,840,000 $28,170,000 7.29%

Shawn Robbins, Jesse Rifkin, and Alex Edghill contributed to this report

Boxoffice Staff

8 Comments

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    WTF December 29, 2016

    boxoffice.com had predicted 115m for Sing’s total! 😛 😛 😛

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    Eric December 29, 2016

    Did you really say “tumble” and then predict that Passengers and Assassin’s Creed would both drop less than 3%?? I get it’s new years and most things increase, but you guys seriously suck at writing reports. Why wouldn’t you say that Rogue One is tumbling with your logic??

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      Jordan December 30, 2016

      Yep. This post is plagued with errors. For example: Moana has already minted $199.1m as of yesterday, which would make its total $212.6m after a $13.5m weekend, not the $210.8m they show above.

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      petremihai December 31, 2016

      Large declines for Passengers and Assassin’s Creed and then predict declines of 0,46% and 2,78%? And 247 is bigger than 250? I want the weed you’re smoking.

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        petremihai December 31, 2016

        I mean the weed ProBoxOffice staff’s smoking.

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          Eric December 31, 2016

          Lol I was wondering if you were talking about me at first.. it’s not that their predictions are ever really off base, it’s that their write-ups are always just terrible and contradict their predictions. Don’t even get my started on their pro/con reports… lol

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    Kari December 30, 2016

    Wonder why the weekend gap is predicted to be that wide between Rogue One and Sing as Sing’s weekly numbers are closing Rogue One’s. For thursday I guess gap could be less than 2 million?

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    mark December 30, 2016

    also wondering how 243.17 million is 3.1 percent higher than 250.89 million as stated in report. would have expected a box office site to get the math right.

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