Rogue One Passes Captain America: Civil War, Becomes 2nd Highest-Grossing 2016 Film

by Jay Jayson

Captain America: Civil War opened in May and quickly conquered the box office. During its successful run, the Marvel film became the highest-grossing film of 2016 domestically ($408M), internationally and globally. Since then, Captain America: Civil War has remained the top dog at foreign ($745.2M) and worldwide box office ($1,15B), but Finding Dory did surpass it in July to become the 2016 North American box office champion — which it currently clings to with $486.2M.

However, in just 16-days of its release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is expected to surpass Civil War, taking second-place at the domestic box office with $408.9M and pushing the Avengers-on-Avengers film to third.

By Monday, analyst believe Rogue One will have a domestic cume of $441M. That would mean its 18-day run would be 10% ahead of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight ($400M) and just 13% behind Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World ($506.9M). It should finish its stateside run well north of $500M; however, don't expect it to exceed $600M.

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From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now playing!

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