'Rogue One' Has $802M Force At Global Box Office Through 3rd Monday

'Rogue One' Has $802M Force At Global Box Office Through 3rd Monday

Felicity Jones and Diego Luna star in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

It's total gross revenue was at just over $486-million in the United States and Canada, according to Box Office Mojo. It's only behind Finding Dory, another Disney film that brought in $486 million past year. After premiering in mid-December, it swept through the holiday season, knocked Captain America off the No. 2 spot for 2016, and appears to be on its way to a billion. Were you upset that Rogue One chose to do away with the additional footage?

The Hollywood movie industry sold a record-breaking 11.4 billion USA dollars in tickets in US and Canada in 2016, according to a recent studio estimate from comScore. Rogue One has dominated the box office with little to no competition over this Christmas, so Han Solo doing the same next year seems likely.

The spirit of a Star Wars film usually starts with an opening crawl, but Rogue One defied that tradition. Last year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens' third Monday repped 15% of its previous weekend.

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The Test is a dead-rubber after Australia won the series by claiming the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. Renshaw meanwhile was content to play his normal game and not get carried away by Warner's fireworks.

The movie grossed $50 million for the three-day weekend and an estimated $63.6 million for the four-day holiday weekend, according to Deadline.

And if the spin-off of Star Wars devoted to early years of Han Solo clearly took longer to land in our rooms than it took in the Raid hired to complete the Kessel with the Millennium Falcon? That's just speculation, for the time being.

A Star Wars Story is a dark horse in that regard, that goes darker still than even the original trilogy's beloved Empire Strikes Back. 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.

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