Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is all set to hit the screens in worldwide. The film is touted as one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
Rogue One was premiered in France, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Indonesia, and other areas on Wednesday. On Thursday it opened in markets like U.K., Germany, Australia, Brazil, Russia, and Mexico. While it will be released worldwide on Friday in all other markets except China.
Last year Star Wars The Force Awakens smashed all box office records as it grossed a huge $248 million opening weekend in the USA. However the new release will not open that huge as it is first spin-off film and the first to exist outside of the Skywalker family saga.
Disney has also said that it will not reach the insane heights of last December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The early reviews of the film are positive.
Box Office Prediction:
Rogue One is expected to open between $120 million to $150 million in North America. It should add another $150 million from rest of the world as it has mid-week releases in many countries. Thus it will mark the second highest opening in December only behind Star Wars The Force Awakens.
Last year Star Wars The Force Awakens opened to 3.58 crore in December. There was strong competition from Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale. This year Rogue One will have a solo release. The advance booking is decent too, however the demonization will affect the business. The film should target a 3-4 crore opening day.