I had predicted this would happen in my box office year-in-review column, and after this past weekend it is now official. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the top box office movie release of 2016, passing Finding Dory for over $500 million domestic gross.
Worldwide, it is closing in on a $1 billion gross.
But it wasn’t the winner of the Martin Luther King Jr. box office weekend. That honor, according to Box Office Mojo, goes to Hidden Figures.