Things continue to not look good for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as it is now estimated to come in well under industry estimates for its weekend box office as Saturday's numbers have collapsed.
Following the Thursday previews and Friday numbers, it was estimated that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker would come in with a $193 million haul for the weekend.
However, Saturday's numbers came up severely short with estimates now pegging Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker to only bring in $179 million, a $14 million difference from estimates.
Update: Box office is lower than estimated.
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Comparing Skywalker's Saturday numbers to The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens also shows a huge difference: Skywalker brought in only $48 million for Saturday; TLJ had $63.9 million; TFA had $68.29 million.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker box office a disaster
That's a 24.88% drop from TLJ, and a 29.7% drop from TFA, for Saturday.
The drop from Friday to Saturday for Skywalker is also higher than its predecessors: Skywalker 46.66% drop; TLJ 38.9% drop; TFA 42.7% drop.
The reasons for Skywalker not performing as well are pretty obvious, though while the shill trade sites are making excuses such as scheduling, shopping and Christamas, Skywalker just wasn't that good of a movie, it followed the disaster known as The Last Jedi, and a lot of fans were very unhappy with the end, with word-of-mouth having spread, which similar to The Last Jedi, could be looked at as another spit in the face (read my review here).
Check out the current box office numbers below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thursday Previews: $57 Million
First Friday Gross: $119.1 Million
First Saturday Gross: $68,294,204
First Weekend Gross: $247.9 Million
Worldwide Gross: $2,068,223,624
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Thursday Previews: $45 Million
First Friday Gross: $104.68 Million
First Saturday Gross: $63,993,205
First Weekend Gross: $220 Million
Worldwide Gross: $1,332,539,889
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Thursday Previews: $40 Million
First Friday Gross: $90 Million
First Saturday Gross: $48 million
First Weekend Gross: $179 Million (Estimated)