“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Set to Cross $1 Billion Mark at the Box Office

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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It looks like it’s going to happen!

Despite all opening weekend results, despite the flood of criticisms, it appears that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will earn $1 Billion at the Box Office. By doing so, it will become Disney’s 7th Billion-Dollar theatrical release of 2019.

Let’s break this down.

“How much has The Rise of Skywalker made so far?”

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER John Boyega as Finn, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron and Kelly Marie Tran as Rose
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  • At the time this article was written, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is completing its third week in theaters.
  • In those three weeks, the final installment of The Skywalker Saga has earned $919 Million.
    • That includes $468 Million earned from the International Box Office.

However, this push to $1 Billion is relatively slower. The Rise of Skywalker still paces behind the other two films of Star Wars’ prequel trilogy: The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi. 

The Rise of Skywalker will be Disney’s 7th Billion-Dollar Release of 2019

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All that matters is that the film is released in 2019 and it earns over $1 Billion in the movie theater. With those qualifications, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be Disney’s 7th theatrical release of 2019 to cross the $1 Billion mark.

Just beating JJ Abrams’ second Star Wars film to that milestone was Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Frozen 2. 

Frozen 2
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Here are the 6 Disney films from 2019 that earned $1 Billion at the Box Office:

Endgame Movie Poster
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  1. Avengers: Endgame 
    Worldwide Box Office: $2.79 Billion
  2. The Lion King (2019)
    Worldwide Box Office: $1.65 Billion
  3. Captain Marvel
    Worldwide Box Office: $1.13 Billion
  4. Aladdin (2019)
    Worldwide Box Office: $1.05 Billion
  5. Toy Story 4
    Worldwide Box Office: $1.07 Billion
  6. Frozen 2
    Worldwide Box Office (So Far): $1.325 Billion

Related: “Frozen 2” Is Now Officially The Highest-Grossing Animated Movie EVER

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker crossing $1 Billion, that would mean all three of the Star Wars sequel trilogy would be a part of the Billion-Dollar club. The Force Awakens leads the way, earning $2.066 Billion and The Last Jedi follows with $1.321 Billion.

Are you surprised The Rise of Skywalker will earn over $1 Billion at the box office? How high do you think that number will go before it finishes its theatrical run? Let us know in the comments!

Sources: Variety.com; BusinessInsider.com

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