Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has crossed the $500 million mark at the global box office. In total, Rogue One has made $286.4 million domestically and $237.4 million internationally, bringing its total to $538.8 million.
Rogue One topped the domestic box office over the Christmas holiday, leaving behind the newly released Passengers and Assassin’s Creed behind.
As previously reported, Passengers, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, took in $2.8 million on Saturday, bringing its four-day gross total to an estimated $20 million and rises to $27 million when including the six-day totals. However, Sony estimated the film to open with $30-$40 million, so it has so far been a disappointment. The film cost around $120 million to make and banked on its lead cast to bring in audiences. The overall negative critical reception hasn’t helped.
Assassin’s Creed made $2.2 million on Christmas Eve and is estimated to make $22-$23 million once the holiday weekend is over. The film, which stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, hasn’t garnered a positive reception from critics, either. And rounding out the top five is the James Franco and Bryan Cranston comedy film, Why Him?, is estimated to make $14 million for the four-day weekend.
Looking for more Rogue One news? Read the full non-spoiler review from Heroic Hollywood here and check out our “Top Ten Things To Know Before Seeing ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’”
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Genevieve O’Reilly and Jimmy Smits, with James Earl Jones reprising his voice role as Darth Vader.