The rebels of “Rogue One” helped expand Disney’s “Star Wars” empire with a big worldwide opening at the box office this weekend. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” landed a most impressive $155 million opening in North America this weekend. The opening weekend for “Rogue One” exceeded Disney’s expectations.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” landed a most impressive $155 million opening in North America this weekend.
The opening weekend for “Rogue One” exceeded Disney’s expectations. The studio projected that the film would debut in the range of $120 million to $150 million.
It also brought in $290.5 million globally, making it the top movie around the world. And that number is without the world’s second largest movie market, China. The film opens there on January 6.
The audience demographics for “Rogue One” this weekend were 59% male and 41% female, while 26% were between the age of 26 and 34, according to data shared by the studio.
The U.S. opening is roughly $100 million less than the record-breaking $248 million that “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” made its opening weekend last year. But with “Rogue One” being Disney’s first “Star Wars” spinoff, the premiere is a great start to what should be a successful theatrical run into January.