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The end of an era is upon us. The final installment of The Star Wars: Skywalker Saga has blasted into theaters. We will be closely monitoring the success of this highly anticipated film during opening weekend. Here is what we know so far.
Disney is reporting $40 million in previews for the film. It’s no Avengers: Endgame, which brought in $60 million in previews but it was never anticipated to be. Other popular previews according to Deadline, include 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens which brought in $57 million, and 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi with $45 million and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with $43.5 million.
With those numbers, that would put Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker the fifth highest grossing preview of all time.
Rotten Tomatoes critics were not feeling the love for the end of the Skywalker era and only gave the film a 58% but the average audience score is 85% showing that audiences are pretty satisfied thus far.
According to NBC News, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to bring in up to $200 million in its first weekend. Disney expects this to the seventh film for the mogul to gross over $1 billion during its box office run. Should the film bring in more than $200 million during its first weekend, it would become only the eighth film of all time to gross over $200 million domestically during its opening weekend at the box office. Side note, all by one of the films that have earned more than $200 million opening weekend have also been from The Walt Disney Company.
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(Source: Deadline, NBC News, Rotten Tomatoes,