With just over a full week after its theatrical debut, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to dominate the box office…
Now that the very first Star Wars standalone film — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — has had a full week to marinate in theaters across North America, the numbers on how much the film is making at the box office are starting to pile up like stacks of gold in Scrooge McDuck’s bank vault.
And, for now, there doesn’t seem to be any newly released films that are able to knock Rogue One off its lofty perch as the second largest North American opening of all time…right behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as well as being the biggest Thursday opening of 2016.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Rogue One earned roughly $22.8 million on Friday and is now expected to make an additional $90 million during Christmas weekend. If that projected trajectory holds, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit the $300 million mark, in total box office earnings, by Monday, December 26.
Forbes breaks down the numbers for Rogue One, even further:
"When it gets to $300 million on Monday, it’ll be one of seven films to do so in 11 days or less. With $245m, it has passed Doctor Strange ($228m) to become the ninth-biggest North American hit of 2016. By Tuesday, once it gets over $330.37m, it will have passed Suicide Squad ($325m) and Batman v Superman ($330.36m) to become the seventh-biggest domestic hit of the year and it may cross the $400m mark by Saturday or on its 16th day of release."
As it stands, Rogue One is set to make more money than both Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Hopefully, Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy has already realized the brilliant strategy of debuting a new Star Wars film every year during the Christmas holiday, is in part, the key to absolutely dominating the box office.
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We want to hear from you: How many times have you seen Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Do you plan on seeing Rogue One again before it leaves theaters in 2017? How much money do you think the film will make when it’s all said and done? Let us know in the comments below and on social media.