'Rogue One' Grosses $7 Billion, Marks a Weekend Milestone
With all the film production's hardwork and effort, it was not impossible for Walt Disney Studios to make a record in the history of filmmaking after "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" grossed more than $7 billion at the box office globally, making Disney the first studio to achieve it.
The realistic aliens might have helped in this accomplishment. In a featurette released last week, "Rogue One" showcased life-like creatures that might have convinced watchers to hit the theaters.
"Rogue One" debuted globally for over $290 million. The studio earned $6.998 billion for the year in which $2.7 billion came from the U.S. and about $4.3 billion from international silverscreen providers, USA reported.
According to CBS News, the film sold an estimated $155 million worth of tickets, making it the top two in the weekend box office. Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box office tracker comScore, said that other movies will have a hard time to catch up to the earnings of this movie.
It is the lone movie, second record maker, that made a grand opening in December. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the first place in Dec. 2015.
The top 10 Weekend Box Office Earners
"Moana", a musical fantasy comedy adventure film also produced by Disney, earned $12.7 million while "Office Christmas Party", another comedy film, grossed about $8.6 million. Other members of the top 10 earners are "Collateral Beauty" with $7.1 million, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" with $5.1 million, "Manchester by the Sea" and "La la land" with $4 million, "Arrival" with $2.9 million and "Doctor Strange" with $2.2 million and the last is "Nocturnal Animals" with $1.4 million.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is starred by Felicity Jones and Diego Luna, among others. It is s story of the journey of heroes with the pursuit of stealing the plans to the Death Star. The film is produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney.