‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Crosses $400 Million Domestically

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has crossed over $400 million domestically after raking in $17 million on New Year’s Day.

The $17 million The Rise of Skywalker raked in on New Year’s Day is substantially higher than the restitution The Last Jedi received 2 years ago on the same day with $14.2 million. On the other hand, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brought in $16.75 million in 2017, when the Disney era of Star Wars wasn’t doused in controversy. Of course, the beast for taking in the most money on New Year’s Day is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which brought in a gob-smacking $34.3 million.

Deadline reports that the latest Star Wars film is currently sitting at $407.6 million. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is pacing well to hit the billion dollar mark, despite being one of the most critically maligned films in the Star Wars franchise. The Rise of Skywalker currently stands at $815.7 million worldwide, which means that in a couple short weeks, the film will join Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi in the billion dollar club.

Other films that topped the box-office this New Year’s Day include Jumanji: The Next Level and Little Women, which brought in $10.9 million and $5.25 million respectively for Sony. Adam Sandler fans also showed up to celebrate the new decade by supporting Uncut Gems, the latest film from A24, which raked in $3.1 million. As expected, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is the true beast at the box-office but there was considerable counter-programming for those who didn’t luck out on Star Wars tickets or weren’t interested in journeying to a galaxy far, far away.

Did you see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on New Year’s Day? Comment below and let us know!

You can check out synopsis for the latest film in the Star Wars saga below:

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams and co-written with Chris Terrio, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher also appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for previous Star Wars films.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.

Source: Deadline

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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