As expected, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story dominated at the North American box office this weekend with a massive $96.1 million haul over the four-day holiday. That’s taken its domestic total to an impressive $237.4 million, and while it’s still a long way behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this is an incredible performance for Disney and Lucasfilm’s first Anthology movie.
It was Sing that came in at second place with a fantastic $76.7 million, a sign perhaps that parents decided to take their kids to see the new animated release rather than another round of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However, while those two movies may have performed well, there was one big loser: Assassin’s Creed.
The video game adaptation earned an unimpressive $22.5 million during its first six days of release, which is pretty pathetic for what Ubisoft has envisioned as being the first of a trilogy. Like Warcraft, a strong showing overseas could help Assassin’s Creed, but it’s going to take a lot for the movie to earn back its whopping $125 million budget.
Why hasn’t it succeeded? Well, the reviews have been awful, so that likely killed any interest moviegoers had very early on. It is a shame, but in all honesty, it’s hard to imagine how Ubisoft ever thought it would be a good idea to pit the property against a box office behemoth like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the first place.
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