'Rogue One' Continues Its Reign at Box Office, 'Underworld: Blood Wars' Opens Soft

The 'Star Wars' stand-alone movie is still dominating North American box office in its fourth weekend, while the fifth 'Underworld' movie lands in the fourth place with $13.7 million.

AceShowbiz - *"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" continues its reign at North American box office for four weeks in a row. The "Star Wars" stand-alone movie starring %cFelicity Jones% as its lead character named Jyn Erso is still triumphant with $22.1 million.

"It's a great weekend for space movies," says senior media analyst for comScore Paul Dergarabedian, pointing out that "Passengers (2016)", another space movie which stars %cJennifer Lawrence% and %cChris Pratt%, also remains among the top 10.

"Rogue One" narrowly beats *"Hidden Figures". Fox's drama about the untold story of three African-American women working at NASA takes the runner-up spot in its second weekend with $22.8 million. The movie is expanded by over 2,000 theaters after opening in limited theaters.

Meanwhile, one of this year's major movies, "Underworld: Blood Wars", opens soft at the domestic box office. The fifth installment of the "Underworld" movie series lands in the fourth place in its first weekend with $13.7 million against its production budget of $35 million.

Rounding out the top five are "Sing" and "La La Land". The animated musical featuring the voices of %cMatthew McConaughey% and %cTori Kelly% among others drops one slot to the third place with $20.7 million, while the Damien Chazelle-directed musical starring %cRyan Gosling% and %cEmma Stone% moves up from the seventh to the fifth place with $10.1 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for January 6-8:

  1. *"Hidden Figures" - $22.8 million
  2. *"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" - $22.1 million
  3. "Sing" - $20.7 million
  4. "Underworld: Blood Wars" - $13.7 million
  5. "La La Land" - $10.1 million
  6. "Passengers (2016)" - $8.8 million
  7. "Why Him?" - $6.9 million
  8. "Moana" - $6.4 million
  9. "Fences" - $4.8 million
  10. "Assassin's Creed" - $4.2 million
UPDATE (January 9, 2017): *When the final figures came out on Monday, January 9, it was revealed that "Hidden Figures" grossed higher than "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story". Thus, the two movies swapped places with the drama securing the top spot and the sci-fi flick dropping to the runner-up place.

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