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.