“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Smashes Box Office with $155 Million Debut

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The “Star Wars” prequel managed to score the 2nd largest December opening weekend in history. It also earned the 12th spot on the US biggest opening weekends of all time list. The film earned $155 million domestically and $290.5 million worldwide. The worldwide numbers would have been even higher, had the film been shown in South Korea and China this weekend.

Despite being the first movie in the “Star Wars” series to exist outside of the main story, it still managed to attract quite an audience. Not to mention that it isn’t that much of a popcorn flick, considering that it’s a lot darker and features a war-themed tale that shows a high body count on screen.

No one was probably expecting the numbers to be as high as this prior to the release of the movie. But, the power of the “Star Wars” franchise and its dedicated fans should never be underestimated. The film is currently getting a great reception from fans and critics from around the world.

An analyst with comScore, Paul Dergarabedian, noted that given the success of The Force Awakens and Rogue One, “The next film in the Star Wars saga has the potential to claim the title as the biggest movie of all time.”

Next week, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will go against Assassin’s Creed, Sing, and Passengers on the box office.