It hasn’t even been two weeks since the launch of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” but that hasn't stopped the film from blasting past the $600 million mark for the global box office.
According to estimates released today, the first standalone film in the “Star Wars” universe has already cleared $600 million globally. Disney reports that the film pulled in another $22.5 million domestically on Tuesday, and $42.2 million globally.
Domestically, the film has garnered $340.6 million, giving it just enough to pass “Suicide Squad” ($325.1 million) and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” ($330.4 million) for the seventh highest domestic release of 2016. With just 4 days left in the year, it’s unlikely that the film will be able to jump up enough to take the top spot (currently held by “Finding Dory” at $486.3 million), but another top 10 showing for a “Star Wars” film is nothing to scoff at.
Despite the attempt of some to boycott the film, it’s safe to say that “Rogue One” is easily another incredible box office success for Disney. With a January 6 release date set for Chinese theaters, the film's box office numbers will only continue to grow, and it would not be surprising to see this film join other “Star Wars” films in the billion dollar box office club.
Directed by Gareth Edwards from a script by Gary Whitta and Chris Weitz, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker and is now in theaters.
(via Entertainment Weekly)