Rogue One rules Christmas holidays
LOS ANGELES (AP):
It was an intergalactic holiday at cinemas as Rogue One blasted past a quartet of new releases to hold on to the top spot at the weekend box office.
The Star Wars story added another US$96 million to its coffers over the four-day holiday period, according to studio estimates yesterday.
The animated animal musical Sing, debuted in second place with US$56 million. The Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt space tale Passengers opened in third with US$23.1 million.
Two other new releases, Why Him? and Assassin's Creed, rounded out the top-five with US$16.7 million and US$15 million respectively.
Final box office figures will be released today.