Walt Disney Co.

'Rogue One' tops box office for third straight weekend

The new year at the box office is starting where 2016 left off: with Disney on top.

The "Star Wars" spinoff "Rogue One" led the box office for the third straight week, taking in an estimated $64.3 million over the four-day New Year's weekend, according to studio estimates Monday.

The success of Gareth Edwards' "Rogue One" has only further cemented a record year for the Walt Disney Co., which ran up $2.7 billion in domestic ticket sales in 2016 and accounted for more than 25 percent of the market.

"Rogue One," which has now grossed about $440 million in North America and nearly $800 million globally, currently slots in as the...

29°