The Skywalker Saga will be coming to an end this December with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Thanks to BoxOfficePro, fans now have an idea of what the film might earn in its opening weekend.
With the film beginning its final marketing push, financial and analytical experts are predicting the opening weekend’s gross along with the final domestic earning. The Rise of Skywalker is expected to earn anywhere between $185-225 million its first weekend Additionally, it could earn a total of $550-750 million in the United States. However, it should be noted that these figures could increase or decrease as the film gets closer. These are the long-range estimates and fluctuations are to be expected.
For comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned a record-breaking $247 million in its first weekend. It went on to make $936.7 million domestically. Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $220 million in its first weekend. It went on to make $620.2 million domestically. The backlash of The Last Jedi is the biggest concern for Disney with many insiders believing it was a contributing factor to Solo: A Star Wars Story underperforming.
What do you think of these numbers? Do you expect them to increase or decrease as December rolls around? Let us know in the comments below!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes to theaters on December 20, 2019.
The film stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and Carrie Fisher.
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