The highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was predicted to be Disney’s seventh $1 billion box office film of 2019. But as the days continue to go by, it seems as if the numbers are falling a bit short.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earned $72 million in its second weekend of domestic release, which seems like a lot. But, in comparison, that’s a 59.4% fall from its $177.383 million opening.
According to Forbes, Rise of Skywalker lost $105 million between its first and second weekends at the box office, making it the newest member of the “$100 million losers club.”
Though, the numbers aren’t as high as expected, the film is still bringing in incredible numbers, earning a $361.8 million ten-day total which is just slightly under the $368 million ten-day total for The Last Jedi.
Because Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opened with $177 million at the box office, it is questionable that the film could have just fallen like a “normal” blockbuster, especially with the Christmas holidays falling in between the two week time frame. On the flip side, the numbers could be a result of how the audience just isn’t loving the latest Star Wars film.
Overall, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is falling a bit short compared to the other Disney blockbusters in 2019, including Avengers: Endgame, the live-action The Lion King, and of course, the highly anticipated sequel, Frozen 2.
To put it into perspective, in 2019 alone, The Walt Disney Company made over $10 billion, with Avengers: Endgame being the highest-grossing film of all time, bringing in $2.798 billion worldwide. They also had strong performances thanks to the live-action The Lion King, which earned $1.656 billion globally, the live-action Aladdin, which earned $1.051 billion, Toy Story 4, which earned $1.074 billion, and of course, the highly anticipated sequel, Frozen 2, which crossed the $1 billion mark as well.
I guess we will just have to wait and see how things play out for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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