Sunday 22 January 2017

Rogue One reaches milestone at the box office

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story reached a box office milestone 39 days after release. Director Gareth Edwards' Star Wars prequel has now passed $1 billion dollars worldwide.

This means the Lucasfilm franchise joins Disney stablemates Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory and Zootopia to form a billion dollar or more box office quartet from 2016.

The Mouse House tried to curtail expectations in the wake of JJ Abrams' The Force Awakens' 2 billion dollar box office tally from 2015.

Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones, is utterly deserving of its success both critically and commercially. The prequel to A New Hope enhances the first Star Wars movie; raising expectations for the spin-off movies going forward.

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