People dressed as Stormtroopers from Star Wars Rogue One walk in Times Square on Christmas Day in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 25, 2016. (Xinhua/REUTERS)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Hollywood movie industry sold a record-breaking 11.4 billion U.S. dollars in tickets in U.S. and Canada in 2016, according to a recent studio estimate from comScore.
The first weekend box office of 2017 started with a "Star Wars" movie in the number one position, and ended with another Star Wars movie in first place, as the movie industry closed out 2016 with record-breaking sales.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" was on track to get 64.3 million dollars sale in four-day holiday weekend, receiving its third No. 1 weekend box office in a row. It was on the way to 439.7 million dollars worth of tickets sales in three weeks in North America.
This weekend, Universal's "Sing" was in second place with 56.4 million dollars in sales, and 180 million dollars over two weeks.
"Passengers" was in third place, with a 20.7 million dollars in weekend sales and a two-week track record of 66 million dollars.
Rounding out the rest 10 most-popular films in North America for a four-day holiday were "Moana" (14.3 million dollars), "Why Him?" (13 million), "Fences" (12.7 million), "La La Land" (12.3 million), "Assassin's Creed" (10.9 million), "Manchester by The Sea" (5.5 million), "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" (5.4 million).