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Rogue One finishes No. 2, to Finding Dory, at U.S. box office

Disney eyes four billion-dollar films premiering in 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Lucasfilm/Disney
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finished 2016 as the second-highest grossing movie in North America with $439.7 million in revenue, surpassing Captain America: Civil War but edged out by Finding Dory, according to Box Office Mojo.

Regardless of order, Disney ends up with the year's top three earners, domestically (Finding Dory, Rogue One and Captain America) and top four worldwide (Cap, Dory, Zootopia and The Jungle Book) according to Box Office Mojo.

Rogue One's competitiveness is noteworthy in that nearly all of its revenue comes from domestic screenings and the film had only 16 screening days in the year, where Finding Dory premiered June 17 and Captain America debuted May 6.

Variety notes that in 2016 Disney became the first studio to gross more than $7 billion in one year, worldwide. Once overseas markets kick in, Rogue One should be Disney's fourth billion-dollar flick to premiere in 2016, with The Jungle Book, which closed at the end of September, barely missing at $966 million.

Box Office Mojo's current list of worldwide gross revenue puts Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, at No. 6, followed by Deadpool, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange.

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