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Star Wars: Rogue One Nears A Billion At Box Office

Posted By:Matt McGloin
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 10:55

Star Wars: Rogue One nears a billion dollars at the box office and becomes the top movie of 2016.

Star Wars: Rogue One has a current domestic gross of $502,219,734 with another $481,100,000 coming from foreign markets giving Disney's first Star Wars spinoff a current box office gross of $983,319,734.

Star Wars: Rogue One passes Finding Dory to become the top U.S. movie of 2016 and also recently passed Marvel's Captain America: Civil War.

Other stats for Rogue One include it's the best performing prequel, the #2 movie featuring a heroine, the #2 Star Wars movie, and the #2 best opening weekend for December.

Up next for Disney and their spinoffs is the Han Solo prequel Star Wars movie. Star Wars: Episode VIII also comes out in December of this year.

"Star Wars: Rogue One" is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. 

Synopsis:

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

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