Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens to $29 million on Thursday
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuted with the biggest Thursday preview of the year with $29.0 million, ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($27.7M) and Captain America: Civil War ($25.0M).
Internationally, the film is playing in 47 territories thus far and with about $33 million from the 60% of the marketplace open through yesterday and a dominant #1 in all markets, it’s looking like a big weekend and a strong run ahead. Some of the key overrseas markets include the UK ($5.0M), Australia ($3.6M), Germany and France ($3.1M), and Rogue One posted the highest opening day of 2016 in Australia, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Scandinavia and Switzerland.
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.