“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the king of the U.S. holiday box office with early projections of a $160 million haul over the six-day Dec. 21-26 period — though Disney’s Friday night projections were significantly more conservative.
Disney’s forecast said the six days would top $120 million. Even at that level,
Should the projections pan out, the eighth “Star Wars” movie will hit $350 million by the end of the holiday break, which would be its 11th day of release. Disney had announced Friday morning that “Rogue One” wound up its first week with $221.9 million domestically, including $15 million on Wednesday and $16.7 million on Thursday. Friday’s take was estimated at about $30 million.