Rogue One: A Star Wars Story surpasses $1 billion worldwide


With January 2017 nearing an end, Disney/Lucasfilm’s first Star Wars standalone film — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — has reached over $1 billion in the worldwide box office….

While many Star Wars fans are now focusing on the next film in the franchise — Star Wars: The Last Jedi — the very first standalone Star Wars movie ever — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — has surpassed the $1 billion mark in the worldwide box office.

It took only 39 days for Rogue One to reach the $1 billion club, making the film the fourth one to earn that mark for Disney, in 2016. Domestically, the standalone film that serves as a prequel to the original Star Wars trilogy, has made $514,925,573 million, which according to Box Office Mojo, is good for 50.7% of the film’s total lifetime haul. In the foreign box office, Rogue One has made $499,957,390 million, which comprises 49.3% of the movie’s overall total.

Put those two numbers together, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has well surpassed the $1 billion mark, sitting now at $1,014,882,963 worldwide. Considering that Rogue One had a production budget of  $200 million, it’s easy to see that the film is a smashing success. Here’s a breakdown of how Rogue One has done each week since its opening.

Numbers tabulated by Box Office Mojo

If Disney and Lucasfilm continue to churn out quality Star Wars films each year, then there will be no stopping the box office juggernaut that is the Star Wars Cinematic Universe.

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