Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dominates UK box office


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has topped the UK box office for the third consecutive week.

The film took £5.9m over the weekend – bringing its overall UK total to £52.1m.

On the last day of 2016, the film narrowly overtook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to become the UK’s highest grossing film of the year.

Disney said the film took £50.7m up to and including 31 December, just enough to overtake the Harry Potter spin-off.

Over the New Year weekend, Rogue One took more than twice its closest competitor – the Bryan Cranston comedy Why Him?

The film, which also stars James Franco, entered the chart at number two after taking £2.2m on its first weekend of release.

Passengers, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, was the third most popular film, taking £1.9m.

Sci-fi film Monster Trucks debuted at number four with £1.7m, while the animated children’s film Moana rounded off the top five, taking £1.6m.

The only other new entry in the top 10 was Collateral Beauty – which stars Will Smith, Keira Knightley and Dame Helen Mirren.

The film, which has received poor reviews from critics, took £1.2m to debut at number seven.

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