Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker by LucasFilm managed to achieve a big box office victory after its release this weekend. After opening on 4,406 screens, the film grossed around $ 90 million, including $ 40 million from Thursday’s previews.
Reportedly, the film is expected to make $ 195 million at the box office this weekend, which makes it more financially profitable than the remake of The Lion King and Avengers: Age of Ultron. In other words, in national box offices, the film is on the way to becoming the 8th best-performing film of all time.
According to The Wrap, reception of the film was more mixed than previous films in the franchise. So far, the rating of Rotten Tomatoes critics is 57%, much lower than other films in the series, including The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens.
CinemaScore rated the film as a solid B + against an A for Last Jedi as well as an A- for Solo: A Star Wars Story. Although the audience score on Rotten Tomatoes was much higher, gaining 86% on RT and 4/5 and 70% on Postrak.
Universal’s Cats rated CinemaScore C +, a meager 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, and also failed at the box office. So far, analysts predict a very small opening of $ 8 million from 3,380 screens against a budget of $ 95 million.
However, the film was hailed by some as a future cult success, although so far it has not received the same praise from audiences for films of a similar nature, for example, The Greatest Showman, which ended by being a success in the long run.
Other films at the top of the box office this month include the second Jumanji film in addition to the follow-up to the hit hit Frozen. Last weekend, for example, Frozen II crossed the $ 1 billion threshold worldwide and is likely to get a $ 400 million indoor race.
As most know, the new Star Wars movies have polarized, especially for die-hard fans. However, it seems that they continue to buy tickets.