Write-thru Friday, 9:10 AM on Wed AM: With a full two weeks under its belt, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has now logged $687.7M in global returns. The Rebel Alliance now counts $312.5M at the international box office after a $19.7M Tuesday that was 8.2% bigger than its Monday haul and a big $17.3M take on Thursday. After two weeks, Rogue One is also the No. 3 top domestic movie of 2016 (see related story).
This mirrors a pattern we saw overseas last week when the mid-weeks came on stronger each day, despite the pre-holiday rush. The Monday-Thursday jump this week is particularly notable given some offshore markets had an official day off from work on December 26.
The global tally slots the Gareth-Edwards helmed spinoff as the No. 10 movie of 2016 globally, behind Disney’s own Doctor Strange at No. 10. Worldwide, it’s on its way to crossing the $700M milestone.
The box office updates comes following the sad news of Carrie Fisher’s passing at the age of 60. Rogue One‘s story traces the events leading up to Fisher’s Princess Leia having socked away plans for the Death Star in R2D2’s memory bank at the outset of the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope.
Looking at last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ second Tuesday hold, Rogue One beats it percentage-wise. TFA‘s Tuesday was $37.7M in 2015, versus the Monday at $39.4M. The TFA Tuesday repped 28% of the previous weekend while Rogue One‘s Tuesday is 41% of the 2nd FSS frame — although this year that included a Christmas Eve Saturday and Christmas Day Sunday.
Comp Wizarding World spinoff Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them was at $318.6M after 12 days in overseas release last month. That figure includes $24.6M in Korea and $41M in China. Rogue One has kicked off in Korea already and has a two-day gross of $1.6M. The movie bows in China on January 6.
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