Weekend Box Office: Another Year Begins with ‘Star Wars’ Being Very Popular

Dude is sick of it.

It’s now 2017. Happy New Year! And it turns out, as for the last 40 years, Star Wars is still extremely popular.

Over the holiday weekend, there were no new films in wide release. Thusly, at the box office, we saw pretty much the same results as last weekend. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story topped the list with just under $50 million, Sing came in second, and Passengers a distant third. Moana climbed from sixth to take the fourth spot, while Assassin’s Creed continued to make video game movies a bad idea, falling to eighth in just its second week.

Next weekend: look forward to finding out whether anyone possibly cares about another Underworld sequel!

  • scott19

    If we keep supporting this Star Wars thing, maybe they’ll make more!

    • Time for a TV-VCR.com boycott… bring them to their knees!

  • Hey Mark,
    Not sure what the deal is, but these comments sections seem to randomly change to a format where I’m not logged in and need to type in a name and email to comment. It’s all in a weird font and format too. Not sure if it’s a problem for others.

    • HalSolo

      I have seen that happen before, but a simple browser reset solved that… maybe its a browser thing? I dunno, can we get some cool hackers in here to hack this thing a solution?

    • jaime_arg

      Oh yeah I just commented on this issue in another article. It’s been around since launch (or rather since I discovered this new iteration of IWS).
      It does seem to happen more often when logged out of Disqus but I think I may have experienced this even when logged in.

    • Let me try disabling this thing that’s meant to load Disqus faster.

      • jaime_arg

        That must have been it, because I haven’t been able to reproduce the bug today.
        I don’t think that thing is really necessary -even considering Disqus is slow to load- because most people will peruse the content first so there’s time for it to load with delay.

      • jaime_arg

        So, before posting that other comment I refreshed the Happy Feet article a bunch of times (while being logged out of Disqus) and the alternate section never appeared.
        Then I logged into Disqus to post that comment and now when I refresh the page the alternate reality shows up for half a second (broken down, though) and then the normal Disqus section loads. This didn’t happen before your changes, it would be either one or the other section.
        Either way, this way is better. It’s an almost fix.


  • jaime_arg

    Happy New Year to y’all!