Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Rogue One continues to soar as Assassin’s Creed falls flat

The only surprises this holiday weekend probably came in the form of your family’s gift exchanges, as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story handily beat the box-office competition. Gareth Edwards’ standalone film continued to dominate in what was only its second weekend in wide release, raking in $64,377,000. That 3-day take brings Rogue One’s total to $286,375,674. Now, that’s only about $40 million more than what The Force Awakens totaled in just its opening weekend last year, but it’s still an impressive showing, though it’s made bittersweet by the concurrent hospitalization and death of Star Wars and Hollywood royalty Carrie Fisher.

Also courting holiday moviegoers was the animated talent-search flick, Sing, which features voicework from Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Taron Egerton, and Scarlett Johansson. Garth Jennings and Christophe Lourdelet’s film made $35,290,000 in its opening weekend, and looks …

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