“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” just hit $400 million at the box office!
Fans everywhere rejoiced on December 20th when the final film of the Star Wars saga debuted in theaters. The film grossed almost $17 million on New Years Day and passed $400 million total at the domestic box office recently.
“The Rise of Skywalker” was the final film in the most recent Star Wars Trilogy. The film followed “The Last Jedi” and “The Force Awakens”. Between the domestic numbers at over $400 million and the international numbers to match, the newest SW film is already over $800 million. It should have no trouble reaching $1 billion grossed when all is said and done. It might now, however, surpass its counterparts. “The Last Jedi” stands at $1.3 billion and the debut of the trilogy, “The Force Awakens” is at a whopping $2.1 billion total.
J.J. Abrams directed both the first and third movies in the sage. Critics and unpleased fans are claiming that the film was overcomplicated with too thick of a plot. In my opinion, I would’ve been disappointed if the film wasn’t chock-full of meaty Star Wars content and plots galore. It is the end of a 9-movie era after-all.