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'Rise Of Skywalker' Continues Tanking At Box Office

Matt McGloin Posted: 12/29/2019 - 13:03 COMMENT
'Rise Of Skywalker' Continues Tanking At Box Office

Estimates once again offer that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues tanking at the box office as its second weekend is down considerably with a near 60 percent drop.

While the Hollywood trade sites like Deadline are trying to spin things like the numbers are good, bear in mind fewer people went to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on its opening weekend than The Last Jedi.

So while Skywalker and The Last Jedi had basically a similar second-weekend box office, the only reason The Last Jedi had a bigger second-weekend drop of 67.5% compared to Skywalker's 59% drop is that more people went to see The Last Jedi when it first opened.

The Rise of Skywalker is also underperforming compared to The Last Jedi as Skywalker trails around $6.3 million behind Last Jedi at the same point in time.

Also bear in mind the estimates from the Hollywood trade sites have been over-exaggerated with the actuals lower, so the drop for Skywalker could be even larger.

Star Wars Rise of Skywalker box office

Here are box office the numbers:

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

DOMESTIC (48.5%): $341,330,816

INTERNATIONAL (51.5%): $363,000,000

WORLDWIDE: $704,330,816

Weekend:

Dec 20-22: $177,383,864

Dec 27-29: $72,000,000 (-59.4%)*Estimated

 

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

DOMESTIC (46.5%): $620,181,382

INTERNATIONAL (53.5%): $712,358,507

WORLDWIDE: $1,332,539,889

Weekend:

Dec 15-17: $220,009,584

Dec 22-24: $71,565,498 (-67.5%)

 

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

DOMESTIC (45.3%): $936,662,225

INTERNATIONAL (54.7%): $1,131,561,399

WORLDWIDE: $2,068,223,624

Weekend:

Dec 18-20: $247,966,675

Dec 25-27: $149,202,860 (-39.8%)

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