Key
RIGHT ON THE MONEY (0-5% range)
SO CLOSE (6-20% range)
ALMOST (21-40% range)
TOO OPTIMISTIC (41% + range)

TOP STORY: No new wide release could beat the Force with ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ taking first place in its second weekend in a row. ‘Rogue One’ grossed $64.4 million in its 3-day weekend from Friday to Sunday (Christmas Day) and has now grossed a total of $318 million in North America, in just eleven days becoming the fastest film to reach that milestone of this year. ‘Rogue One’ has now grossed more than $555 million globally. In second place is new release ‘Sing’ from Illumination Entertainment with an excellent $55.9 million for the 5-Day weekend, and a Friday-Sunday gross of $35.3 million, beating high profile releases of ‘Passengers’ (#3) and ‘Assassin’s Creed’ (#5) with the latter behind new release comedy ‘Why Him?’ (#4).

PLEASE NOTE: The results for ‘Assassin’s Creed’, ‘Passengers’ and ‘Sing’ are from the 5-Day weekend since they opened on a Wednesday, although we reported both 5 day and 3 day numbers under “opening weekend” for each new release film. ‘Why Him?’s results are  3-Days since the film opened on a more traditional Friday, and ‘Fences’ is only 1-Day as it opened on Christmas Day Sunday.

Here are the results to our predictions for this weekend:

  • Assassin’s Creed

Daniel’s Prediction: $35 million (5-Day) (49.1%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Nic’s Prediction: $40 million (5-Day) (55.5%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Opening Weekend: $17.8 million (5-Day), $10.3 million (3-Day)

  • Fences

Daniel’s Prediction: $6 million (1-Day) (9%) SO CLOSE

Nic’s Prediction: $5 million (1-Day) (24.2%) ALMOST

Opening Weekend: $6.6 million (1-Day)

  • Passengers

Daniel’s Prediction: $70 million (5-Day) (68.2%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Nic’s Prediction: $55 million (5-Day) (59.6%) TOO OPTIMISTIC

Opening Weekend: $22.2 million (5-Day), $14.9 million (3-Day)

  • Sing

Daniel’s Prediction: $55 million (5-Day) (1.6%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Nic’s Prediction: $54 million (5-Day) (3.3%) RIGHT ON THE MONEY

Opening Weekend: $55.9 million (5-Day), $35.3 million (3-Day)

  • Why Him?

Daniel’s Prediction: $17 million (3-Day) (34.7%) ALMOST

Nic’s Prediction: $15 million (3-Day) (26%) ALMOST

Opening Weekend: $11.1 million (3-Day)

Source: Box Office Mojo

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