“Rogue One” now stands as the second-biggest domestic release of last year, with a total take of $439.7 million from North American theaters — and now has Disney/Pixar’s “Finding Dory” ($486.2 million) in its sights.
Yes, that’s right: Within North America, “Rogue One” is already even bigger than the most recent “Captain America” ($408 million), as well as such other 2016 Disney powerhouses as “The Jungle Book” ($364 million) and “Zootopia” ($341.3 million).
Disney controlled one-fourth of the domestic market last year despite its relatively short slate of releases for a major studio, reports Variety.
“Captain America: Civil War” ($1.15 billion) remains the biggest film worldwide released last year, but “Rogue One” ($789.7 million), after 18 days of release, already sits at the No. 7 slot.
And globally, that gives Disney five of the seven biggest films from 2016.
Last month, Disney become the first studio to gross more than $7 billion at the box office in a single year.