Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker Passes $1 Billion, But Trails Force Awakens And Last Jedi
The Rise of Skywalker is a box office smash.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has crossed a major box office milestone. The sci-fi blockbuster surpassed $1 billion worldwide on Tuesday. The achievement comes just under a month following the movie's release on December 20 in the United States.
The Rise of Skywalker joins The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi in passing $1 billion, though it does still trail those films significantly at the box office. The Force Awakens ended its theatrical run with $2.068 billion, with The Last Jedi finishing at $1.33 billion. The Rise of Skywalker will stay in theatres for some time longer, so it will be interesting to see how it finishes.
For comparison, The Force Awakens needed just 12 days to make $1 billion, while The Last Jedi took 19 days to hit the milestone. The Rise of Skywalker needed 28 days to reach $1 billion, according to numbers crunched by Variety.
Breaking the numbers down by region, The Rise of Skywalker has made $481 million in the US and $519 million from the international markets for a total of $1.001 billion.
Comparing to the non-mainline Star Wars movies, Rogue One made $1.056 billion at the global box office, while Solo pulled in $392 million worldwide to stand as one of the worst-performing Star Wars movies ever.
The Rise of Skywalker received mixed reviews, and it was also the only one of the new Star Wars movies to not get an "A" Cinemascore rating. The movie was directed by JJ Abrams, who also made 2015's The Force Awakens. Rian Johnson directed The Last Jedi.
The Rise of Skywalker was Disney's seventh 2019 movie to make $1 billion, following Avengers: Endgame ($2.79 billion), The Lion King ($1.65 billion), Frozen II ($1.37 billion), Captain Marvel ($1.12 billion), Toy Story 4 ($1.04 billion), and Aladdin ($1.05 billion).
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