With it's massive opening weekend haul, it's apparent that plenty of people rushed out to the movie theater to see "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" over the weekend. And while plenty of people have voiced their opinions on the movie on social media since its premiere night last Thursday, there's one voice that rings out above the crowd: Mark Hamill's.
As the star of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, one might say that Hamill has a unique, insider's perspective on what makes "Star Wars" tick. And it looks like as far as Hamill is concerned, "Rogue One" delivers the goods along with the stolen Death Star plans. The actor, who reprised his role as Luke Skywalker in last year's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," shared some of his thoughts on Twitter.
Here's hoping #RogueOneDerful catches on. "Rogue One" earned $155 million in its domestic debut and is on the way to a $290.5 million worldwide opening. That's right within the range of it's targeted opening box office, which analysts predicted before the film opened. “Rogue One” snared the fourth-largest December international debut of all time, behind “The Force Awakens” ($281 million), “Avatar” ($164.5 million) and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($138 million). The film has yet to open in China, the world’s second-largest film market, and South Korea.
“Rogue One” is set just prior to the events of 1977’s “Star Wars,” and focuses on a ragtag group of Rebels that undertake a dangerous mission to steal the design plans for the Galactic Empire’s new planet-destroying superweapon, the Death Star.
Directed by Gareth Edwards, the film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.