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?”
- 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
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.
Here are the 6 Disney films from 2019 that earned $1 Billion at the Box Office:
- Avengers: Endgame
Worldwide Box Office: $2.79 Billion
- The Lion King (2019)
Worldwide Box Office: $1.65 Billion
- Captain Marvel
Worldwide Box Office: $1.13 Billion
- Aladdin (2019)
Worldwide Box Office: $1.05 Billion
- Toy Story 4
Worldwide Box Office: $1.07 Billion
- 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