Fences Was 7th Highest-Grossing Film of Holiday Weekend

News   Fences Was 7th Highest-Grossing Film of Holiday Weekend
 
The Denzel Washington film was released nationwide December 25.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis Paramount Pictures

Fences, the new Denzel Washington film based on the award-winning August Wilson drama, was the seventh highest-grossing film of the four-day holiday weekend, according to boxofficemojo.com.

The motion picture, which was directed by Washington, who co-stars with Viola Davis, took in $11,600,170 over the December 23-26 weekend. To date, the film, which was released nationwide December 25, has grossed $11,791,685.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was the top-grossing film of the weekend, earning $96,119,405. Other films that fared well include Sing ($54,931,630), Passengers ($22,685,000), Why Him? ($15,536,420), Assassin's Creed ($14,800,946), and Moana ($12,554,860).

Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, is the story of Troy Maxson, a Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues finally admitted black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him and causes him to make a decision that tears his family apart.

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