Unsurprisingly, December was led by Rogue One. It was still below 2015's record December totaling $1.305 billion to which The Force Awakens contributed $652 million or nearly half of that total, but December 2016 was the second largest December ever with a total of $1.190 billion. Here is how December 2016 went.
Rogue One was in the lead with $408.2 million in its first 16 days. It will still be a far cry from The Force Awakens' $936.7 million total at the end of its run, but it will become the highest grossing film of 2016, at least domestically.
In second place, the latest Illumination entertainment project, Sing, earned a very strong $152.9 million through 11 days and is on track to pass $250 million by the end of its run.
Holdover Moana added $116.9 million through the end of December. If it holds on well enough in future weekends, it could also pass $250 million before it closes.
In fourth, holdover Fantastic Beasts added $59.6 million and it is looking to pass $230 million by the end of its run.
Rounding out the top five, Passengers earned a disappointing $55.4 million through its first 11 days.
As for the remaining December openers, in sixth place, Office Christmas Party earned a decent $49.8 million through 23 days. In seventh place, Assassin's Creed underwhelmed with a paltry $36.4 million through its first 11 days. In ninth, Why Him? earned a sturdy $30.6 million through its first nine days. Fences was in 11th place with a $26.3 million in seven days. In 13th place, Will Smith's Collateral Beauty earned a terrible $24.3 million in its first 16 days.