Rogue One crosses the $500 million mark
While the world awaits more Carrie Fisher updates following her heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Friday (her mom, Debbie Reynolds, says she is in stable condition), The Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm‘s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to dominate the box office and has crossed the $500 million mark worldwide after just 12 days of release. Over the four-day holiday weekend, Rogue One added $96.1 million domestically, and the film also added $47.1 million over the three-day weekend overseas. This means the film, which cost $200 million, has now earned $286.4 million in North America and $237.4 million internationally, for a global total of $523.8 million.
This weekend was a rare configuration in that Christmas Eve fell on the Saturday, a day when many theaters are traditionally closed across Europe and Latin America, while Christmas Day fell on the Sunday, when many theaters across the UK are closed. Rogue One remained #1 for a second consecutive weekend in the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Czech Rep, Austria, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and India (western) despite many new entrants.
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.