This is going to be an interesting weekend, for sure. With it comes the final installment of the Skywalker Saga in the Star Wars franchise. After decades of storytelling, it all finally comes to a head. But will this be a film that outdoes expectations? Well, it doesn’t even seem like this’ll be a movie that outdoes Star Wars: The Last Jedi if opening numbers are any indication.
Deadline is reporting that the opening projections for The Rise of Skywalker haven’t really changed much from previous weeks. They project the film will hit at least $200 million in its opening weekend, which is still short of the $220 million of The Last Jedi and even shorter of the $248 million that The Force Awakens made.
Overseas, it’s expected to take in another $250 million, making for a $450 million global opening.
That’s not taking into account the reviews, which currently have the film sitting around 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, with most critics seeing this as sort of a pat on the head to fans who disliked The Last Jedi. While the opening is important, what’s more important is the tail this movie has when all said and done.
Will fans take to this movie or will they agree with critics that it’s a bad one? If so, will this be the first Star Wars trilogy-ender to perform worse than its immediate predecessor? We shall have to wait and see. While the opening weekend is important, it’s the weeks after that are truly the thing to look out for.
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