‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Makes $40 Million Thursday
Whether you wanted to see it or not this movie wraps up a 42 year old story. If you wanted to avoid spoilers then you went to go see it yesterday. Not only was it to avoid spoilers but also to experience it with a crowd of fans who truly love the movies.
According to Variety Rise of Skywalker came in fifth for Thursday Preview showings ever. First of course being Avengers: Endgame at $60 million. Force Awakens made $57 million and Last Jedi made $45 million. And fourth was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 which made $44 million.
J.J. Abrams who directed The Force Awakens returned to complete the saga for Rise of Skywalker. The cast includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Keri Russell, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, as well as alumni of the first “Star Wars” trilogy, such as Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.
Rise of Skywalker is projected to make only about $175-210 million after negative reviews started coming in. Hopefully fans of the movie will spread that it was good by word of mouth and it will get a better audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Many fans say they’re waiting for it to come out on DVD and are skipping the theater because of their opinion on how Disney has taken Star Wars in the wrong direction. No matter what though this is it. And at the very least if you saw it in theaters you could say you were there. And it would be a great story to tell future generations.