A new report confirms Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was the least successful of Disney’s sequel trilogy.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker seemed to divide fans when it arrived last year, after an interesting journey through The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, the final film in Disney’s sequel trilogy had plenty of high expectations to live up to. A new report from Deadline confirms that the final film, which saw Rey and Kylo Ren go up against Emperor Palpatine, is the least successful entry in the Disney trilogy.
The outlet compared the film in its Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament, comparing The Rise of Skywalker‘s domestic release of $515.2 million to The Last Jedi‘s $610.1 million and The Force Awakens‘ $936.6 million. Although The Rise of Skywalker made over $1 billion worldwide, it failed to beat The Force Awakens‘ impressive $2.06 billion or even The Last Jedi at $1.3 billion. Deadline also noted that the ending to Disney’s sequel trilogy got a B+ CinemaScore, the lowest rating for any live action film in the Star Wars saga.
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Here is the official synopsis for The Rise of Skywalker:
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, 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. The late Carrie Fisher appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD.