Star Wars: Rogue One Passes Major Box Office Milestone
$500 million and counting.
Star Wars: Rogue One was the No. 1 movie again this past holiday weekend, bringing in $64.4 million in the US for the December 23-25 period. Combined with $47.1 million from international markets over the same period, Rogue One has now made $523.8 million across the globe, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Rogue One blasted off to a huge start, making $155 million in the US for its first weekend, December 16-18.
The sci-fi spinoff has boosted Disney's box office haul this year to an industry record $7 billion-plus, beating Universal's record of $6.9 billion in 2015.
In other news, the filmmakers have defended Rogue One's use of some of its CG characters. We also learned today that Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher has passed away at age 60.