‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Ends Second Weekend With Global Box Office of Over $725 Million
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues to dominate the box office after its second weekend, clearing $725 million.
Per the latest box office numbers from Deadline, The Rise of Skywalker has a running total of $725 million and counting as of the end of Sunday. The film cleared $300 million domestically and abroad on Friday, going up to $363 million in the United States and Canada and up to $362 million everywhere else. The top markets for the latter category are the United Kingdom ($51.4 million), Germany ($44.1 million), France ($34.7 million), Japan ($29.2 million) and Australia ($21.2 million). China, which is generally apathetic toward Star Wars as a franchise, has the current total at $17.4 million (although Rogue One star Donnie Yen is currently making a fortune there with Ip Man 4; that film’s success is a major factor in The Rise of Skywalker not doing too well over there). The movie will open in Vietnam this week, along with Korea early next month.
If I’d have to guess, The Rise of Skywalker should clear the $400 million mark domestically and internationally between Thursday and Friday for a $800 million-plus running total, with the end of the weekend approaching $900 million. After that point, the movie won’t have the holidays to fall back on, so attendance for the weekdays will be down. Still, a final total exceeding $1 billion is likely given the lack of competition for the next few weeks, as it and Jumanji: The Next Level will clean house throughout January. (My estimate is that the movie will join the billion-dollar club by January’s end – much like Rogue One did. However, if it does really great this weekend, then it should happen earlier in the month.) Some outlets have noted that the film is close to overtaking The Last Jedi‘s gross at the same time, but it bears repeating that The Last Jedi opened a week earlier than The Rise of Skywalker did, and The Last Jedi‘s holiday totals have not yet been accounted for. Either way, Star Wars is still quite profitable in this day and age.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.