Rogue One: A Star Wars Story continues to blow up the worldwide box office like a ragtag Rebel Alliance was able to blow up the Death Star…okay, we’ll see ourselves out.
Breaking news: Rogue One has made a boatload (or Star Destroyer) full of cash at the box office, and it just keeps on making cash. The latest tally? 801.9 million dollars at the worldwide box office according to Forbes. All that cash after just three weeks in theaters, of which we here at Dork Side contributed more than a few dollars.
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Now those numbers are quite as good as The Force Awakens, but that’s like saying Mace Windu isn’t quite as dangerous as Master Yoda. Tougher times might lie ahead, however, as the second half of January boasts a much more robust lineup of films, with the likes of Underworld: Blood Wars, La La Land and Patriots Day all fight for box office dollars with our lovable band of Rebels.
The 800 hundred million plus total will, of course, rise over the next couple weeks to be sure, but the final tally is hard to forecast. Still, for a movie once viewed as a risk for Disney/Lucasfilm, we imagine executives at both companies are quite pleased with Rogue One’s results. Again it might not have done the same amount as The Force Awakens, but that film also benefited from the long layoff in Star Wars feature films, coupled with recognizable characters like Han Solo and Princess Leia.
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So for a film headed by a virtually unknown group of characters, in which everybody dies, Rogue One could actually be considered the more successful of the two films. At least according to this author. Also, it had no Jedi. No Jedi at all.