UPDATED, Monday AM: The studios’ box office accountants return tomorrow, at which point these holiday estimates turn into actuals. Ditto for each studio’s market share, which becomes more solidified. Currently, comScore is reporting 2016 at $11.488B; we’ve heard slightly lower at $11.3B, but it’s an all-time high nonetheless. New Year’s weekend, led by Disney/Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with an estimated $63.6M, will ring in $240M in ticket sales, a great 9% hike over last year’s holiday stretch.

Yesterday most films in the top 11 saw on average a boost over New Year’s Eve of close to 19%, a great day to go to the movies considering most people don’t have to return to work until Tuesday. Today, Monday ticket sales for the top 10 should ease between 10%-15%.

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Through the end of today, Rogue One is expected to total close to $439M, which is 9.7% ahead of 2008’s The Dark Knight ($400M, first cycle domestic $533.3M) and 13% behind last year’s Jurassic World ($506.9M, final domestic $652.2M) through 18 days. Worldwide for the Gareth Edwards-directed stand-alone Star Wars prequel stands at $774.9M. When does this movie cross $1 billion? We hear January 13. China opens next weekend. Force Awakens ended its run in the Middle Kingdom at $124.1M.

Stateside, Rogue One has collected $50M from Imax hubs, earning $6.5M over the four-day weekend from 401 Imax screens, becoming the highest-grossing Imax release of 2016 and the third-fastest ever to that mark after Force Awakens and Jurassic World. In the end, as the second-highest-grossing pic of 2016 after Disney/Pixar sequel Finding DoryRogue One ($408.164M) beat Captain America: Civil War ($408.084M) by $80K, a feat accomplished in 16 days, whereas it took Civil War 140 days.

Together with Illumination/Uni’s Sing, which will cross $181M today, these two movies will continue to rule the top spots at the box office into next weekend.

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Columbia Pictures

Sony/Village Roadshow/LStar/Wanda’s Passengers will end its two-weekend holiday run at $66.5M. It has tried its best to stay alive in the shadow of Rogue One and Sing, particularly against bad reviews and an above average audience response. Together with overseas, the Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt pic is at $126M worldwide. Sony is hopeful that the film will reap from its China release date and the marketing muscle of Wanda. Seriously, we’re still hearing mixed results about this pic. Analysts tell us that breakeven is at $400M global, while others tell us it doesn’t even have a shot to get to that mark. One thing is certain and that is overseas audiences are less severe when it comes to Hollywood tentpoles than U.S. audiences are.

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Lionsgate

Lionsgate/Summit’s La La Land will expand to 1,500 next weekend during Golden Globes weekend where the Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical is nominated for seven awards including best musical/comedy, Damien Chazelle best director, Stone for best actress, and Gosling for best actor.  That expansion is similar to Imitation Game which went north of 1,500 on Golden Globes weekend 2015. La La Land is projected to reach $37M today through four weekends with a current theater count of 750 venues. That’s 67% less venues than its nearest awards season crossover competitor, Fences which off of 2,301 will gross $32.6M after three weekends. La La Land’s mid-700 theater count is akin to where Weinstein Co.’s Silver Linings Playbook and The Imitation Game were after the first weekend in January.  Even though those titles opened in November, in terms of total box office by the end of the weekend in January, La La Land is ahead of Silver Linings Playbook ($34.6M, $132M final) and Imitation Game ($30.5M, $91.1M final).

As we mentioned all weekend long, it’s a great time for specialty cinemas in New York and L.A. with Manchester by the Sea, Hidden Figures, Patriots Day, Silence, 20th Century Women, and Paterson putting up excellent figures. Their true worth comes into play when a bulk of them go wide this month.

Top grossing titles for the weekend of Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017 per industry estimates as of Monday AM:

1.) Rogue One  (DIS), 4,157 theaters  (0) / $18.1M Fri. (-21%) / $14.6M Sat. (-20%) / $16.7M Sun. (+15%) / 3-day cume: $49.5M / $14.1M Mon. (-16%) / 4-day cume: $63.6M / Total cume: $438.97M / Wk 3

2.) Sing (UNI), 4,029 theaters (+7) / $17M Fri. (+30%) / $12.3M to $12.5M Sat. (-27%) / $13.6M Sun. (+10%) / 3-day: $42.8M (+21%)/ $14.9M Mon. (+10%) / 4-day: $57.7M / Total: $181.3M / Wk 2

3.) Passengers  (SONY/VR), 3,478 theaters (0) / $5.6M Fri. (+25%) / $4.65M Sat. (-18%) / $5.9M Sun. (+27%) / 3-day: $16.1M (+7%) / $5.1M Mon. (-14%) / 4-day: $21.2M / Total: $66.5M / Wk 2

4.) Moana  (DIS), 2,775 Theaters (+88) / $4.2M (+44%) Fri. / $3M Sat. (-25%) / $3.5M Sun. (+17%) / 3-day: $10.97M (+42%) / $3.7M Mon. (+6%) / 4-day: $14.7M / Total: $213.8M / Wk 6

5.) Why Him? (FOX), 3,008 theaters (+91) / $3.4M Fri. (-13%) / $2.68M Sat. (-21%) / $3.9M Sun. (+48%) / 3-day: $10.06M (-9%) / $3.1M Mon. (-21%) / 4-day: $13.1M / Total: $37.7M / Wk 2

6.) Fences (PAR) 2,301 theaters (+68) / $3.4M (+13500%) Fri. / $3.2M Sat. (-6%) / $3.4M Sun. (+6%) / 3-day: $10.05M (+52%) /$2.9M Mon (-15%)/ 4-day: $12.9M / Total: $32.6M / Wk 3

7.) La La Land (Lionsgate) 750 (+16) / $3.1M Fri (+210%) / $3.1M Sat. (0%) / $3.3M Sun. (+6%) / 3-day: $9.5M (+66%) / $2.8M (-15%) / 4-day: $12.3M / Total: $37M / Wk 4

8.) Assassin’s Creed  (FOX), 2,996 theaters (+26) / $3M Fri. (-20%) / $2.2M Sat. (-27%) / $3.25M Sun. (+44%) / 3-day: $8.6M (-16%) / $2.4M Mon. (-26%) / 4-day: $11M / Total: $41M / Wk 2

9.) Fantastic Beasts (WB) 1,842 theaters (-124) / $1.4M Fri. (+41%) / $1.2M Sat. (-14%) / $1.44M Sun. (+17%) / 3-day: $4.1M (+35%) / $1.34M Mon. (-7%) / 4-day: $5.44M / Total: $225.44M / Wk 7

10.) Collateral Beauty  (WB/NL), 2,745 theaters (-283) / $1.39M Fri. (+12%) / $1.27M Sat. (-9%) / $1.47M Sun. (+15%) / 3-day: $4.15M (-3%) / $1.32M Mon. (-10%) / 4-day: $5.42M / Total: $27M / Wk 3

11.) Manchester by the Sea (RSA/AMZ) 1,206 theaters (-7) / $1.36M (+44%) Fri. / $1.4M Sat. (+5%) / $1.4M Sun. (even) / 3-day: $4.2M (+53%) / $1.19M Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $5.39M / Total: $29.6M / Wk 7

Notables:

Hidden Figures (Fox/Chernin) 25 theaters / $272K Fri. / $248K Sat. (-9%) / $338K Sun. (+36%) / 3-day: $858K (+67%) / 3-day Per Screen Average: $34,3K / $232K Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $1.1M / 4-day per screen: $45,8K / Total cume: $2.6M

Patriots Day  (CBS/LG), 7 theaters / $50K Fri. (-11%) / $37K Sat. (-25%) / $62K Sun. (+72%) / 3-day: $147,8K (-8%)/ 3-day per screen: $21K / $52K Mon. (-16%) / 4-day PTA: $28,5K / 4-day: $200K / Total: $681K / Wk 2

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Mary Cybulski

20th Century Women (AP/A24), 4 theaters / $40K Fri. / $31K Sat. (-21%) / $41K Sun. (+31%) / 3-day: $111K / 3-day per screen: $27,8K / $35K Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $146K / 4-day PTA: $36K / Total: $213K / Wk 1

Silence (PAR), 4 theaters / $27K Fri. (-58%) / $22K Sat. (-18%) / $34K Sun. (+54%) / 3-day: $83K (-36%) / 3-day per screen: $21K / $27K Mon/4-day: $110K / 4-day PTA: $27,5K/ Total: $337K / Wk 2

Paterson (BST/AMZ), 4 theaters / $24K Fri. / 3-day: $69,3K / 3-day per screen: $17,3K / 4-day: $88,1K / 4-day per screen: $22K / Total cume: $119,6K / Wk 1

Julieta (SPC), 4 theaters / $21K Fri. (-18%) / $13K to $16K Sat. (-25%) / $22K Sun. (+35%) / 3-day: $58K (-8%) / 3-day per screen: $8,3k /$15K Mon. (-32%) / 4-day: $73,1K / 4-day PTA: $10,5K / Total: $224K / Wk 2

Live by Night (WB), 4 theaters / $11K Fri. / $9K Sat. (-25%) / $17K Sun. (+86%) / 3-day: $37K  / $13K Mon. (-20%) / 4-day: $50K / Total: $125K / Wk 2

A Monster Calls (FOC), 4 theaters / $7K Fri. (-54%) / $6K Sat. (-20%) / 3-day: $21,5K (-30%) / 3-day per screen: $5,3K / 4-day: $28,3K (-26%)/ 4-day per screen: $7K / Total: $79,9K / Wk 2

— Anthony D’Alessandro

UPDATE, Sunday, 7:58 AM: Disney/Lucasfilms’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story officially has become the No. 2 box office grosser of 2016, only behind another Disney film, the animated Finding Dory which grossed $486M+. Disney now commands the Top Three top films of the year and six of the Top Ten and what is astounding is that Rogue One passed Captain America: Civil War‘s $408M after only 16 days in release. The Gareth Edwards-directed Rogue One should end the three-day with $424.9M and the four-day with $439.1M in a year that has broken last year’s box office record with $11.365B to be exact (we don’t round up). So overall, that is up 2.1% from last year.

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20th Century Fox

Proving there is power in numbers, 20th Century Fox/Chernin’s Hidden Figures about the female NASA mathematicians is racking up the highest per screen average among limited titles with a $31,7K for the three-day and an expected $41K for the four-day holiday. The film, directed by Ted Melfi, will go wide on Jan. 6.

Annapurna/A24’s 20th Century Women is also strong in its first weekend out (it opened earlier in the week) with a $19K three-day and $25K four-day per screen. Annette Bening leads the ensemble cast and she is being buzzed about for an Oscar nom for Best Actress.

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But it’s Lionsgate’s musical romance La La Land that will have bragging rights as the top-grossing limited release title of 2016 with $34.1M and a holiday ending of $36.7M, passing up CBS Films’ Hell or High Water (which is also one of the top indie films of 2016). The film that stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling held its ground from Friday to Saturday night and didn’t drop even .5 of a percentage.

Gotta give props to Amazon Studios and Roadside Attraction’s Manchester By The Sea, too. The drama, which stars stunning performances from Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams was keenly marketed and has really rallied with strong critical reviews and word-of-mouth. Bob Berney is the head of marketing and distribution at Amazon Studios. Whereas Collateral Beauty marketed the death of a child front and center, Manchester By the Sea wisely kept its tragedy hidden (think My Girl). The film will have cumed about $29.5M at the end of this four-day holiday weekend.

Dominating Christmas and the New Year holiday have been two films, though, which have consistently run over the competition: Rogue One and Illumination/Universal’s animated musical Singanother original IP along the lines of the same pairing’s The Secret Life of Pets which bowed in July and is 2016’s No. 4 title with $368.3M. Sing, which should end the four-day with roughly $178M, has culled together almost $100M internationally, too, with $97.8M.

Denzel Washington’s Fences — an adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer, Tony and Drama Desk-winning play — climbed up the box office chart this weekend to take the No. 5 spot after going wide last weekend. It only dropped 6% from Friday to Saturday.

That is a snapshot. Chart is on its way and it will include estimates for both Sunday and Monday for both three-day and four-day holiday grosses. We will add them in as we compile so refresh to get the latest.

Top grossing titles for the weekend of Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017 per industry estimates as of Sunday AM:

1.) Rogue One  (DIS), 4,157 theaters  (0) / $18.1M Fri. (-21%) / $14.5M Sat. (-20%) / $16.7M Sun. (+15%) / 3-day cume: $49.3M to $50M / $14.2M Mon. (-15%) / 4-day cume: $63.6M / Total cume: $438.8M / Wk 3

2.) Sing (UNI), 4,029 theaters (+7) / $17M Fri. (+30%) / $12.3M to $12.5M Sat. (-27%) / $11.95M Sun. (-5%) / 3-day: $41.4M to $41.6M / $13.1M Mon. (+10%) / 4-day: $53.7M to $54.8M / Total: $177.3M to $178.4M / Wk 2

3.) Passengers  (SONY/VR), 3,478 theaters (0) / $5.6M Fri. (+25%) / $4.65M Sat. (-18%) / $5.1M Sun. (+10%) / 3-day: $15.4M to $15.7M (+2%) / $4.3M to $4.5M Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $19.75M to $20.6M / Total: $65M to $65.7M / Wk 2

4.) Moana  (DIS), 2,775 Theaters (+88) / $4.2M (+44%) Fri. / $3M Sat. (-25%) / $2.9M Sun. (-5%) / 3-day: $10.15M (+32%) / $3.36M Mon. (+15%) / 4-day: $13.47M / Total: $212.5M / Wk 6

5.) Fences (PAR) 2,301 theaters (+68) / $3.4M (+13500%) Fri. / $3.2M Sat. (-6%) / $3M+ Sun. (-8%) / 3-day: $10.1M (+52%) / 4-day: $13M / Total: $32.75M / Wk 3

6.) Why Him? (FOX), 3,008 theaters (+91) / $3.4M Fri. (-13%) / $2.68M Sat. (-21%) / $3.4M Sun. (+30%) / 3-day: $9.5M to $9.7M (-20%) / $2.9M to $3.1M Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $12.5M to $12.9M / Total: $37.1M to $37.5M / Wk 2

7.) La La Land (Lionsgate) 750 (+16) / $3.1M Fri (+210%) / $3.1M Sat. (0%) / $3.1M Sun. (0%) / 3-day: $9.3M to $9.5M (+63%) / $2.66M (-15%) / 4-day: $12M to $12.3M / Total: $36.7M to $36.9M / Wk 4

8.) Assassin’s Creed  (FOX), 2,996 theaters (+26) / $3M Fri. (-20%) / $2.2M Sat. (-27%) / $2.66M Sun. (+20%) / 3-day: $7.9M to $8.1M (-21%) / $2.26M Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $10.1M to $10.4M / Total: $41.2M to $41.4M / Wk 2

9/10/11.) Manchester by the Sea (RSA/AMZ) 1,206 theaters (-7) / $1.36M (+44%) Fri. / $1.4M Sat. (+5%) / $1.3M to $1.6M Sun. (-3% to 5%) / 3-day: $4.17M to $4.49M (+51%) / $1.16M Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $5.35M / Total: $29.55M / Wk 7

Collateral Beauty  (WB/NL), 2,745 theaters (-283) / $1.39M Fri. (+12%) / $1.27M Sat. (-9%) / $1.4M Sun. (+10%) / 3-day: $4.1M (-15%) / $1.1M Mon. (-20%) / 4-day: $5.1M to $5.5M / Total: $26.8M to $27.1M / Wk 3

Fantastic Beasts (WB) 1,842 theaters (-124) / $1.4M Fri. (+41%) / $1.2M Sat. (-14%) / $1.2M Sun. (0%) / 3-day: $4.1M (+35%) / $1.16M Mon. (-10%) / 4-day: $5M / Total: $225.2M / Wk 7

Notables:

Hidden Figures (Fox/Chernin) 25 theaters / $272K Fri. / $248K Sat. (-9%) / $273K Sun. (+10%) / 3-day: $794K to $850K (+54%) / 3-day Per Screen Average: $31,750 / $232K Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $1M to $1.2M / 4-day per screen: $41,038 / Total cume: $2.5M to $2.7M

Patriots Day  (CBS/LG), 7 theaters / $50K Fri. (-11%) / $37K Sat. (-25%) / $50K Sun. (+35%) / 3-day: $135K to $140K (+12% to 15%) / 3-day per screen: $19,309 / $43K Mon. (-15%) / 4-day PTA: $25K to $27K / 4-day: $177K to $197K / Total: $658K to $675K / Wk 2

20th Century Women (AP/A24), 4 theaters / $40K Fri. / $31K Sat. (-21%) / $43K Sun. (+40%) / 3-day: $114K / 3-day per screen: $28,521 / $37K Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $151K / 4-day PTA: $37,760K / Total: $218K / Wk 1

Silence (PAR), 4 theaters / $27K Fri. (-58%) / $22K Sat. (-18%) / $30K Sun. (+35%) / 3-day: $74K to $79K (-40% to 44%) / 3-day per screen: $18,500 to $19,800 / 4-day: $95K to $105K / 4-day PTA: $25K to $26,250 / Total: $322K to $332K / Wk 2

Julieta (SPC), 4 theaters / $21K Fri. (-18%) / $13K to $16K Sat. (-25%) / $22K Sun. (+35%) / 3-day: $59K (-8%) / 3-day per screen: $8,414 /$18M Mon. (-15%) / 4-day: $77K / 4-day PTA: $11K / Total: $228K / Wk 2

Live by Night (WB), 4 theaters / $11K Fri. / $9K Sat. (-25%) / $12K Sun. (+35%) / 3-day: $32K (-3%) / $9K Mon. (-20%) / 4-day: $41K / Total: $116K / Wk 2

A Monster Calls (FOC), 4 theaters / $7K Fri. (-54%) / $6K Sat. (-20%) / 3-day: $19K to $20K (-35%) / 3-day per screen: $5K / 4-day: $25K / 4-day per screen: $6,596 / Total: $76K / Wk 2

Paterson (BST/AMZ), 4 theaters / $24K Fri. / 3-day: $70K / 3-day per screen: $17,690 / 4-day: $91K / 4-day per screen: $22,928K / Total cume: $123K / Wk 1

Anita Busch compiled Sunday AM’s box office report.

Writethru, Saturday AM after Friday 10:22PM: Before 2017 rings in, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is expected to inch pass Captain America: Civil War ($408M) today, thus becoming the second highest-grossing film of 2016 after Finding Dory ($486.3M), with an estimated cume of $408.96M; a B.O. feat accomplished in 16 days.

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Disney

By Monday, Rogue One‘s cume should stand at $441M through 18 days, and to give you an idea of how the film would be pacing at that point in the time, it will be 10% ahead of The Dark Knight ($400M, first cycle domestic $533.3M) and 13% behind Jurassic World ($506.9M, final domestic $652.2M). Granted, they played during the summer, however, given the big numbers here, they’re decent comps indicating a final cume for Rogue One between $500M and $6o0M. Last year, The Force Awakens rode No. 1 for four weekends and was unseated by Ride Along 2 during Martin Luther King weekend.

Social media monitor RelishMix reports that hashtags for #RogueOne and #StarWars saw a significant spike with the news of Carrie Fisher’s death on Dec 27th to 83K-plus including #CarrieFisher and #PrincesLeia. Exit social posts for Rogue One have clearly overshadowed other holiday films.

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Like last weekend, it’s another two picture holiday with Rogue One grossing an estimated $65.2M over four-days, -32% and Illumination/Universal’s Sing humming a fantastic $56.1M, +2% over the same period a week ago. Duly note, there weren’t any wide entries this weekend. While business will largely be off for the top 10 films on New Year’s Eve versus Friday, it’s not expected to be as severe as Christmas Eve. Most pics in the top 10 should see a daily decline of -15% and -25% today while some will even see spikes.

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Paramount Pictures

On the other side of the B.O. spectrum, award titles La La Land and Fences are crossing over with limited specialty titles also seeing robust results, meaning upscale adult audiences are out in full force. La La Land will become the top grossing limited release (in under 1,000 theaters) of the year with north of $31M while Fences by the end of the weekend with an estimated $32M cume will come close to the results (or beat) other award-contending play adaptations for the screen, i.e. Doubt ($33M), Closer ($33M), and Frost Nixon ($18M) (A Few Good Men remains the highest grossing play adaptation of all-time with $141.3M).

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On a limited basis, Fox/Chernin’s Hidden Figures will post the top four-day theater average of the weekend with close to $43,2K (91% certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes), while Annapurna/A24’s 20th Century Women will post the second best with $40K (93% certified fresh Rotten Tomatoes). Paramount’s Silence (89% certified fresh) should slot third with close to $25K while CBS/Lionsgate’s Patriots Day (78% certified fresh, A CinemaScore) will follow with $24K. Bleecker Street’s release of Amazon’s Jim Jarmusch film Paterson (95% Certified Fresh) is earning a $22K PTA over the holiday stretch. All of these movies bust out wide in January with Hidden Figures (we hear at least $20M its opening) and Focus Features’ A Monster Calls next weekend. Silence, Patriots Day and Warner Bros.’ Live By Night will widen on MLK weekend. Live by Night and A Monster Calls are currently getting crushed on the arthouse scene due to the heavy competition with respective four-day PTAs of $10,2K and $6,2K. Out of all these titles, Live by Night has the worst reviews at 35% Rotten from 34 reviews.

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Columbia Pictures

Then there’s Sony/Village Roadshow/LStar/Wanda’s Passengers which is holding on to third with all its might with a running cume by the end of the weekend of $65.1M. Foreign results for several movies have been delayed during the week, and it’s arguably too early to say if this is a dud on a global basis. The same can be said about New Regency/Fox’s Assassin’s Creed even though it’s DOA stateside with an estimated $41.1M by Monday. Most video game films triumph abroad, and Fox International has a strong track record of turning U.S. turds into blossoms overseas. On the upside, Passengers has a China release date.  When Avatar was in release, by this point in time through New Year’s weekend, the other big non-family tentpole Sherlock Holmes had already made $138.7M. By comparison, Passengers is obviously behind. Two financial analysts outside the studio tells us that $400M worldwide theatrical would be the breakeven number for this movie after a $120M production cost and global $150M $124M P&A. Sony shares the production cost with VR, LStar and Wanda which respectively breaks down as 20%, 25% and 10%. Reports Relish Mix: “#PassengersMovie conversation, although lighter next to other titles, is swirling almost entirely around the romantic storyline in space and the on-screen chemistry of Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. On social, especially on Facebook, fans are calling out the critics for their harsh reviews.”

–Anthony D’Alessandro @Awardstony 
Top grossing titles for the weekend of Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 2, 2017 per industry estimates as of Saturday AM:

1.) Rogue One  (DIS), 4,157 theaters  (0)/$18.1M Fri. (-21%) / 3-day cume: $50.8M (-21%)/4-day:$65.7M /Total: $441M/Wk 3

2.) Sing (UNI), 4,029 theaters (+7)  /$17M Fri. (+30%) / 3-day cume: $42.5M (+21%)/4-day:$56.1M /Total: $179.7M/Wk 2

3.) Passengers  (SONY/VR), 3,478 theaters (0)  /$5.6M Fri (+25%) /3-day: $15.5M (+3%)/4-day: $19.8M/Total: $65.1M/Wk 2

4.) Moana  (DIS), 2,775 Theaters (+88) / $4.2M (+44%) Fri. /3-day: $10.4M (+35%)/4-day: $13.8M/Total: $212.8M/Wk 6

5.) Fences (PAR) 2,301 theaters (+68) /$3.4M (+13500%) Fri/3-day:$9.9M (+50%)/4-day: $12.3M/Total:$32M/Wk 3

6.) La La Land (Lionsgate) 750 (+16) /$3.1M Fri (+210%) /3-day:$9.4M (+63%)/4-day:$12.1M/Total: $36.8M/ Wk 4

7.) Why Him?  (FOX), 3,008 theaters (+91)  /$3.4M Fri (-13%) / 3-day:$8.6M (-22%)/4-day:$11.1M/Total: $35.7M/Wk 2

8.) Assassin’s Creed  (FOX), 2,996 theaters (+26) /$3M Fri. (-20%)/3-day:$7.9M (-23%)/4-day:$10.1M/Total: $41.1M/Wk 2

9).Fantastic Beasts (WB) 1,842 theaters  (-124)/$1.4M (+41%) Fri  /3-day: $3.9M (+34%)/4-day: $5.2M/Total: $225.1M/Wk 7

10).Manchester by the Sea (RSA/AMZ) 1,206 theaters  (-7)/$1.36M (+44%) Fri  /3-day: $3.96M (+43%)/4-day: $5.1M/Total: $29.3M/Wk 7

11.)  Collateral Beauty  (WB/NL), 2,745 theaters (-283)  /$1.39M Fri. (+12%) /3-day:$3.8M (-10%)/4-day:$4.95M/Total: $26.6M/Wk 3

Notables:

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20th Century Fox

Hidden Figures (Fox/Chernin) 25 theaters/$272K Fri/3-day: $815K/4-day PTA: $43,2K/4-day: $1.1M/Total: $2.5M

Patriots Day  (CBS/LG), 7 theaters  /$46k Fri (-13%)/3-day: $140K (+12%)/4-day PTA: $25,7K/4-day: $180K/Total: $647k/Wk 2

20th Century Women (AP/A24) 4 theaters/$40K Fri/3-day: $124K/4-day PTA: $39,9k/4-day:$227k/Total: $229K/Wk 1

Silence  (PAR), 4 theaters  /$27k Fri. (-58%) /3-day:$80K (-39%)/4-day PTA: $25K/4-day:$100K/Total: $327K/ Wk 2

Paterson (BST/AMZ) 4 theaters/$24K Fri/3-day:$68K/4-day PTA: $22K/4-day:$88K

Julieta  (SPC), 4 theaters  /$21k Fri. (-18%)  /3-day:$57k (-12%)/4-day PTA: $10,1K/4-day:$71k/Total: $222K/ Wk 2

Live by Night  (WB), 4 theaters  /$11k Fri.  /3-day:$33k/4-day:$41k/Total: $116K/ Wk 2

A Monster Calls  (FOC), 4 theaters  /$7K Fri. (-54%)/3-day:$19K (-38%)/4-day:$25K/Total:$76K/Wk 2

UPDATE, 1:20 PM Friday: Based on early estimates from matinees today, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is on its way to becoming the year’s second highest-grossing film for Disney and Lucasfilm, on track to gross anywhere from $16.7 million- $18 million today and perhaps $46.7M-$50M for the weekend, with four-day holiday numbers pushing it even higher. With a total gross estimated now to be anywhere between $418M and $425M (some have it at $445M), it would mean Disney would take the top three 2016 box office spots, four out of the top five and six out of the top 1o. The overall box  office is now at $11.24B through yesterday, easily passing 2015’s record-setting $11.13B.

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Lionsgate

Musicals — both the live-action La La Land and the family-friendly Sing and Moana (which will go well beyond $200M at weekend’s end) — are doing well in matinees. Today, Lionsgate ups La La Land‘s theaters from 205 to 750 and estimates are anywhere between $8M and $9.3M for the three-day and $12M+ for the four-day for this Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling starrer. Tomorrow, should see La La Land cross $27M to become the highest-grossing limited release movie of the year in its 4th weekend of release.

Both La La Land and Moana have had strong holds during the week (and the best holds of any films from Wed. to Thurs., but it will remain a two-tier box office with Rogue One and Sing outperforming all other films in the marketplace by $20M-plus. 

More to come later this evening.

Anita Busch @DeadlineAnita

UPDATE, 7:35 AM Friday: Disney/Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has cumed $375.4 million domestically as it heads into what is expected to be a strong New Year’s holiday weekend, only behind two other Disney films for bragging rights of top grossers of 2016: Finding Dory ($486.2M) and Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War ($408M). Rogue One should blow past $400M tomorrow, but not sure if it will topple the Captain.

Thirteen movies have crossed $200M so far this year, and Disney will have eight of them: After a successful week of play benefiting from 100% of kids being off school, Disney’s animated family film Moana bumped up the box office chart this week from No. 6 to No. 4 and will cross $200M today.

Continuing the pecking order from yesterday, Illumination/Universal’s Sing is still dominating the No. 2 spot having crossed the $100M mark Wednesday. It chalked up a nice $15M more Thursday for a total tally of $123.6M. Passengers takes the No. 3 spot after culling together $29.4M over the four-day weekend (Sony claimed $30M, but that math didn’t add up). It now sits at an estimated $45.25M after this week.

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A24

The only new entry for this weekend to speak of is Annapurna/A24’s 20th Century Women, which began a limited play in New York and Los Angeles on Wednesday. Having dipped 33% from the day earlier, it cumed $27K heading into what will be a strong adult moviegoing weekend. The film, which has culled more than $67K after only two days, is on four screens.

Per screen, CBS/Lionsgate’s Patriots Day has the strongest title in limited release with $6,794 after grossing $47K yesterday. It opened in seven locations on December 21. Its cume now sits at $480K.

Anita Busch @DeadlineAnita

Here’s the chart; the percentage changes are differences from its day before:

1). Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (DIS), 4,157 theaters (0) / $16.7M Thurs. (-7%) / Total cume: $375.4M / Wk 2

2). Sing (UNI), 4,022 theaters (0) / $15.1M Thurs. (-3%) / Total cume: $123.6M / Wk 1

3). Passengers  (SONY/VR), 3,478 theaters (0) / $4.6M Thurs. (-1%) /Total cume: $45.25M / Wk 1

4). Moana  (DIS), 2,687 Theaters (-803) / $4.4M (0%) Thurs. / Total cume: $194.9M / Wk 5

5). Why Him?  (FOX), 2,917 theaters (0) / $2.7M Thurs. (-4%) / Total cume: $24.5M / Wk 1

6). Assassin’s Creed  (FOX), 2,970 theaters (+68) / $2.5M Thurs. (-4%) /Total cume: $31M / Wk 1

7). La La Land (Lionsgate), 740 theaters (+534) / $2.5M Thurs. (-5%) / Total cume: $24.7M / Wk 3

8). Fences (PAR) 2,233 theaters (+2,229) / $2.3M (-4%) Thurs. / Total cume: $119.69M / Wk 2

9).  Fantastic Beasts …  (WB), 1,966 theaters (-1,070) / $1.3M Thurs. (-2%) / Total cume: $219.9M / Wk 6

10). Collateral Beauty  (WB/NL), 3,028 theaters (0) / $1.29M Thurs. (-1%) / Total cume: $21.6M / Wk 2

Limited:

Patriots Day  (CBS/LG), 7 theaters / $47,558 Thurs. (-7%) / Per screen average: $6,794 / Total  cume: $480K / Wk 2

20th Century Women (AP/A24), 4 theaters / $27K Thurs. (-33%) / Per screen: $6,770 / Total cume: $67K / Wk 1

Silence (PAR), 4 theaters / $21K Thurs. (+11%) / Per screen: $5,443 / Total cume: $227K / Wk 1

Live By Night (WB), 4 theaters / $8K Thurs. (-10%) / Per screen: $2,062 / Total cume: $74K / Wk 1

A Monster Calls (FOC), 4 theaters / $4K Thurs. (-3%) / Per screen: $1,034 / Total cume: $51K / Wk 1

Anita Busch reported Friday AM box office report. Anthony D’Alessandro reported Thursday’s below:

PREVIOUSLY, 8:04 AM Thursday: In early morning estimates, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story posted a $18.1M Wednesday that’s higher than its first one last week, which raked in close to $15M.

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ILM/Lucasfilm

We saw this trend yesterday and essentially we’re seeing higher daily numbers this week because all of the kids are off from school. Last Wednesday there was still 46% K-12 schools off along with 86% colleges.

Through yesterday, Rogue One‘s cume stands at $358.7M, which is 33% ahead of Avatar through 13 days. In its daily B.O., Rogue One eased 20%.

Illumination/Universal’s Sing also charted a higher Wednesday yesterday than its opening day, $15.57M to $11M. The total for the film directed by Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet is $108.7M. Yesterday, Sing dipped 11% from Tuesday.

Among pics in the top 10, Lionsgate/Summit’s La La Land had the best daily hold, -5%, and early matinees suggest the same type of play today.

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Annapurna/A24

In limited play, Annapurna/A24’s 20th Century Women started its run in New York and Los Angeles yesterday pulling in a hefty $10K per theater for a $40K at four locations. The movie has been nominated for two Golden Globes in the best comedy/musical category and for Annette Bening as best actress.

The rest of Wednesday’s top grossing films after Rogue One and Sing, percent change reflects change from Tuesday:

Passengers  (SONY/VR), 3,478 theaters  /$4.7M Wed. (-20%) /Total: $40.65M/Wk 2

Moana  (DIS), 2,687 Theaters (-803) / $4.4M (-8%) Wed.  /Total: $194.9M/Wk 5

Why Him?  (FOX), 2,917 theaters  /$2.9M Wed (-17%) / Total: $21.8M/Wk 1

Assassin’s Creed  (FOX), 2,970 theaters  /$2.7M Wed. (-25%)/Total: $28.5M/Wk 2

La La Land (Lionsgate) 740 /$2.5M Wed (-5%) /Total: $22.2M/ Wk 3

Fences (PAR) 2,233 theaters /$2.4M (-22%) Wed/Total:$17.3M/Wk 2

 Fantastic Beasts…  (WB), 1,966 theaters /$1.3M Wed (-7%) /Total: $218.7M/Wk 6

 Collateral Beauty  (WB/NL), 3,028 theaters  /$1.3M Wed. (-19%) /Total: $20.3M/Wk 2

Limited outside 20th Century Women:

Patriots Day  (CBS/LG), 7 theaters  /$51k Wed (+2%)/Total: $433k/Wk 2

Silence  (PAR), 4 theaters  /$20k Wed. (-12%) /Total: $206K/ Wk 1

Live by Night  (WB), 4 theaters  /$9k Wed. (+10%) /Total: $66K/ Wk 1

A Monster Calls  (FOC), 4 theaters  /$4K Wed. (-12%)/Total:$47K/Wk 1