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Hey everyone. It occurred to me that there was no weekend prediction up despite me making one. I am not sure what was up with that, but here is what happened this weekend.

In first place, Split opened to $40 million, which was substantially larger than my $24.5 million prediction for its opening weekend. With strong reviews and little competition in the foreseeable future, it is virtually guaranteed to exceed $100 million by the end of its run.

In second place, XXX 3 opened to $20.1 million, which is close to the $22.5 million opening weekend prediction I had for it.

In third, Hidden Figures dipped 24.6% and ended up in third place. This is a bit below the $18 million I predicted for it, but it is still up to a very strong $83.7 million. If it has another light dip like this, it may pass $100 million by the end of next weekend.

Sing dipped a light 36.8% in fourth place and added on $9 million putting it just below $250 million at $249.3 million. It should get past Despicable Me ($251.5 million) by the end of the week.

Rounding out the top five was La La Land, which went down 42% and added on $8.4 million, which put it significantly below the $11.5 million I predicted. Through Sunday, it is up to $89.8 million and will ultimately close above $100 million.

Outside the top five, The Founder opened to $3.4 million. Meanwhile, Rogue One got past $1 billion worldwide and has earned $1.012 billion. It is the fourth film to get past $1 billion in 2016 after Zootopia ($1.024 billion), Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion), and Finding Dory ($1.028 billion). Considering that all of these are from Disney, it is a sign of Disney's box office clout both here and afar.

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