Magazine article Screen International

Rogue One' Is Tenth Biggest North American Release of 2016

Magazine article Screen International

Rogue One' Is Tenth Biggest North American Release of 2016

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The Lucasfilm sci-fiadventure stands at $419.8m heading into the holiday session and will soar past the half-billion threshold by year's end.

The stand-alone Star Wars film added $16.7m in North America on Thursday to reach $221.9m and overtake Warner Bros' Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them to rank as the tenth biggest North American release of 2016.

On Friday it will overtake the $227.3m running total posted by Doctor Strange to become the ninth biggest title of the year. At this rate it looks poised to become the ninth film in 2016 to cross $300m and may well leap several places further up the top ten pantheon by year's end.

Suicide Squad currently ranks eighth on $325.1m, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice seventh on $330.4m and Zootopia sixth on $341.3m.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story added $15m from international markets to propel the running total to $197. …

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