Box Office: Underworld: Blood Wars Underwhelms in Debut, Hidden Figures Soars in Expansion


Rogue One aims to remain No. 1.

Underworld: Blood Wars debuted this weekend to underwhelming numbers, earning $13.1 million at the domestic box office.

As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, the fifth entry in Screen Gems’ vampire vs. Lycan franchise, from director Anna Foerster, had a production budget of $35 million. While it placed fourth domestically, the film is doing much better internationally, having currently earned a total of $45 million.

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Meanwhile, Hidden Figures fared far better in its expansion across North America. The film, which tells the story of the three African American women at NASA who aided in sending the first men into space, is currently sitting at second place with $21.8 million. For our thoughts on the film, read IGN’s Hidden Figures review.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is currently in first place for its fourth consecutive week at the box office, edging out Hidden Figures with an estimated $22 million.

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It important to note that these figures are based on current estimates, so the official ranking won’t be conclusively decided until Monday. With the gap between Rogue One and Hidden Figures so close, the two films could end up swapping places by the time the weekend is over.

Here are the Top 10 weekend box office estimates via Box Office Mojo:

1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $22 million

2. Hidden Figures  $21.8 million

3. Sing  $19.6 million

4. Underworld: Blood Wars  $13.1 million

5. La La Land  $10 million

6. Passengers $8.8 million

7. Why Him? $6.5 million

8. Moana $6.4 million

9. Fences $4.7 million

10. Assassin’s Creed $3.8 million

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Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter and subscribe to his video content on YouTube.