Rogue One opens to $290.5 million at the global box office
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opened globally this weekend to an impressive $290.5 million, opening at #1 in all markets across the globe. The domestic estimated opening weekend of $155 million is the second-highest December opening (behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens) by a wide margin.
Internationally, Rogue One posted the fourth-highest December opening of all-time with 135.5 million from 52 territories. The film had the best opening weekend of 2016 in many European markets, including France, Germany, Spain and the UK/Ireland. Rogue One received a strong A CinemaScore from audiences.
Rogue One earned $29.2 million from 708 IMAX screens worldwide. This is the second-highest December IMAX opening in history, behind last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as a top five all-time global IMAX opening weekend. In North America, Rogue One earned $19 million from IMAX, becoming the first movie released on over 400 domestic IMAX screens. Internationally, Rogue One earned $10.2 million in IMAX, which marks the second-highest December IMAX opening ever for internationally (behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and biggest IMAX opening ever in Japan, Denmark, and Belgium.
Here are the key international territories (the film will open in Korea on December 28 and in China on January 6):
Directed by Gareth Edwards, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, and Forest Whitaker.
From The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.