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‘Rogue One’ soars to second-best December debut with $155M

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WATCH: The legendary movie franchise drew legions of devoted fans to theatres this weekend for the opening of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." It hit blockbuster status at light speed, collecting an estimated $155 million in ticket sales across North America. Mike Drolet reports – Dec 18, 2016

LOS ANGELES – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” soared to the top of the weekend box office as expected, scoring the second-best December opening ever with $155 million in estimated ticket sales.

The intergalactic adventure blasted into theatres with the biggest Thursday night debut of the year and flew past industry expectations for a $130 million weekend.

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“Rogue One” is set before the events of the original 1977 “Star Wars.”

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” holds the December record with its $247.9 million opening last year.

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