LOS ANGELES — Star Wars is still dominating the movie universe, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story leading the box office for a fourth straight week.
The intergalactic adventure edged out the NASA drama Hidden Figures for the top spot this weekend, according to studio estimates Jan. 8.
Rogue One brought in $21.97 million. Hidden Figures — which expanded by more than 2,000 theaters Jan. 6 after opening in limited release — collected $21.8 million.
“It’s a great weekend for space movies,” said Paul Dergarabedian, Senior Media Analyst for box office tracker comScore, noting that the Jennifer Lawrence-Chris Pratt space story Passengers also remains among the top 10.
Rogue One, though, has been unstoppable, Dergarabedian said, and is expected to top Finding Dory as the biggest box-office success of 2016.
The animated animal musical Sing was in third place this weekend, taking in another $19.5 million for a three-week haul of $213.3 million.
Underworld: Blood Wars debuted in fourth place with $13.1 million, followed by the celebrated musical La La Land with $10 million.
(SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer)