The JJ Abrams directorial registered the 12th highest opening weekend box office collection of all time and the third largest December opening of all-time.
That response may have muted what could have been a record-setting weekend. It's the third-biggest US opening of all time, behind Avengers: Endgame ($357.1 million) and Avengers: Infinity War ($257.7 million). "The Rise Of Skywalker" also brought in $198 million globally, bringing its worldwide total at the box office to $374 million. The movie was especially lackluster in China, where all the "Star Wars" movies have had problems.
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Universal's musical fantasy film "Cats" opened in fourth with 6.5 million dollars this weekend. The domestic ticket sales figures leave it just outside the Top 10 opening weekends of all time in the US, with Skywalker settling in at #12 between Captain America: Civil War ($179.1 million) and 2017's Beauty and the Beast ($174.8 million). He anticipates that the strongest demographic in the film, the older moviegoers, will be more available during the holidays. "Our scores from those who are 55 and up are very good and very encouraging". In 2012, Disney acquired Lucasfilm for $4 billion.
In November, Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors that "Star Wars" will enter "a parenthesis" after "Rise of Skywalker". It's unclear whether Epic will add these items to the Star Wars shop or if they'll replace the current offerings. "Game of Thrones" makers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently pulled out of planned "Star Wars" trilogy. (Marvel Studios' behemoth Endgame still holds that record at Atom Tickets.) The flick also outsold its immediate predecessor, The Last Jedi, by more than double. "The Mandalorian" helped launch the Disney Plus broadcast service. To make way for "Rise of Skywalker", the latest episode of "The Mandalorian" debuted on Wednesday, instead of Friday.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Comscore, said "Rise of Skywalker" could only be painted by others as a disappointment due to the extraordinary trajectory of the franchise and study. Seemingly an unstoppable entertainment juggernaut, Disney has already powered past a world cume milestone of 10 billion US dollars for 2019 with a record breaking six films being inducted into coveted Billion Dollar Club in a single year.