Monday, December 26, 2016

Drink to 'Rogue One' being a force at the box office

It's time to check the forecast I made to conclude 'Rogue One' has third-highest opening weekend of year, second highest for December.
I'll make another prediction and say that "Rogue One" will be in tenth at the end of Christmas weekend, passing "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."  While I was right to predict that "Jason Bourne" would not remain in tenth, I was wrong about which movie would knock it out of the top ten.  That kind of mistake doesn't bother me; at least I was half-right.
It turned out that the movie made that goal on Friday, as Forbes reported in Box Office: 'Rogue One' Ends Week One With $222M Domestic, $420M Global.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended its first week of domestic play with a solid $16.7 million Thursday gross. To wit, that’s a 12% jump from yesterday, and it brings the Walt Disney blockbuster’s week-long cume to $221.9m. That puts it above Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ($211m) as the 10th-biggest hit of the year in North America. It will presumably be passing Doctor Strange ($227.6m) sometime today for ninth place, but Suicide Squad ($325m) may have to wait until maybe Monday or Tuesday.
It did pass "Doctor Strange" on Saturday, as Box Office Mojo currently has it in ninth.  I wasn't optimistic enough about the movie's performance at the box office!

As for this weekend, Wochit Entertainment has the story in ‘Rogue One’ Runs Christmas Box Office With $140 Million.

Box office experts knew “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” would remain at the top at the box office, but its dominating margin above other films is something to behold on the holidays. The “Star Wars” prequel starring Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed is now expected to complete its second weekend with nearly 140 million dollars over the six-day holiday. The Lucasfilm hit should make more than 80 million dollars over Christmas Sunday and on Monday alone. "Rogue One" opened to rave reviews, with an 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
As for the other prediction I made, that it would end up in the top five movies according to domestic box office, Forbes continues to project that still looks good.
It is now inevitable that the Star Wars story will end up being one of the biggest domestic and worldwide hits of the year, joining Finding Dory ($486 million domestic/$1.027 billion worldwide) and Captain America: Civil War ($407m/$1.15b) in the top three or surpassing them in one arena or both. Oh, and along with Zootopia ($341m/1.02b) and The Jungle Book ($364m/$966m), it’ll give Walt Disney all five of the top global blockbusters of the year. Regarding just domestic, Moana and Doctor Strange will give Walt Disney seven of the top 12 biggest hits.
Time to drink to the continuing success of "Rogue One."  I have just the drink for the movie, Rogue One Darth Vader Shots by Tipsy Bartender.

1 oz. (30ml) Black Absinthe
1/2 oz. (15ml) Black Vodka
Splash of Vodka
Splash of Tequila
Splash of Rum
Splash of Gin
Splash of Grenadine
Splash of Strawberry Liqueur
Corn Syrup
Black Sugar

1. Rim a shot glass with corn syrup and black sugar.
2. Add grenadine and strawberry liqueur to the shot glass.
3. In a mixing glass without ice add black absinthe, black vodka, vodka, tequila, rum, and gin. Stir.
4. Layer this black mixture on top of the red layer using a spoon.
5. Garnish with a cherry spear.
Add this to The Jedi and The Dark Side recipes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' blasts to new U.S. box office records and the Han Solo and Greedo shots (drink the Han Shot first!) in Star Wars drinks for Star Wars Day and Skyy now has five drink recipes for "Star Wars."  That beats not having any two years ago!


  1. drink the Han Shot first!


    $420 million and still going -- not bad. What was it the Turd Reich types were saying about this? "The new films are going to flop big league anyway. You can push the female heroes as much as you like, but even most women don’t find it interesting." In the unlikely event that Felicity Jones has even heard of those twits, she's probably having a giggle about them right now.

    1. I'm glad someone noticed that, although Tipsy Bartender came up with it first. I also like "turd-reich." It suits them.

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