We finally have a box office winner for 2016. And yes, it’s a Star Wars movie.
Rogue One earned just $3.2 million Friday, enough for fifth place in early estimates provided by The Numbers, bringing its 29-day total to $488.3 million.
That was enough to put it over Pixar’s Finding Dory, which earned $486.3 million domestically.
The final rankings also mean the Walt Disney Co. own four of the top five slots. Captain America: Civil War, from Disney’s Marvel division, finished third with $408.1 million, while The Jungle Book earned $364 million to finish in fifth.
The only non-Disney film in the mix was The Secret Life of Pets from Universal Studios, which earned $368.4 million, enough for fourth place.
While this is a tremendous milestone for Rogue One (and now creating a streak of Star Wars topping the yearly box office after Star Wars: The Force Awakens took No. 1 in 2015), it looks like the film is now on the downside of its run.
Hidden Figures edged out The Bye Bye Man for Friday’s crown with $5.5 million. Patriots Day expanded wide to take third on Friday with $4.1 million, virtually tied with the Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone musical La La Land.
Rogue One still hasn’t done gangbusters internationally. It’s earned $450.1 million overseas, well behind Finding Dory‘s $536.3 million and Civil War‘s $743.6 million.
Hidden Figures, which stars Taraji P. Henson as a mathematician fighting her way through NASA during the Apollo era, narrowly beat Rogue One as the top movie last weekend, stopping the Star Wars’ film streak at three.
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