The Star Wars spin-off’s big opening Rogue One presents by Disney set a new box office record with its impressive collections at the box office. So the Hollywood drama witnesses a remarkable opening weekend for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the film is enough to help Walt Disney to maintain a new Hollywood record for yearly at the global box office gross.
The company said on Monday that Walt Disney Studios will set an industry record with the box office collections made by the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story $7 billion globally and it is the first Hollywood movie to do so.
For Disney, which had already beaten its own single-year record for box office revenue by November, Rogue One‘s $290.5 million global opening easily pushed the studio’s overall 2016 and the thrilling flick Rogue One: A Star Wars Story record heights. The previous yearly box office record belonged to Comcast’s Universal Studios CMCSA 0.42%, which pulled in $6.9 billion globally last year.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has had the massive film opening of 2016 in the UK and Ireland, raking in an estimated £17m at the box office since the melodrama hit theater on 15 December.
According to Disney, the film set between the third and fourth installments of the Star Wars franchise. And this is the biggest achievement done by the film as well the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is touted as the second-biggest opening weekend of all time in the UK, apart from the film Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, which made $2.1bn (£1.7bn) worldwide and the record made by the film in 2015.
The film features British actor Felicity Jones, as the fugitive rebel Jyn Erso, the film was described as “muscular and adroit … another really entertaining fantasy with fan-fiction energy and attack”. No wonder why the film Rogue One: A Star Wars received good reviews from the critics.
The actor Peter Cushing seen in the villainous Imperial leader Grand Moff Tarkin, Cushing, who appeared in the original 1977 Star Wars film, died in 1994 but is represented using digital technology, which Bradshaw described as: “Almost creepily exact, so that watching feels at various stages like going into a time machine, back to the 80s and 70s.”
Rogue One will have to make more than £47.9m to be the biggest film of the year in the UK. The record is held by Bridget Jones’s Baby, and it hit theater on the last September.
Disney’s reboot of The Jungle Book, which combined a live-action Mowgli with the computer-generated cast of animals, pulled in £46.2m and Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo, gathered £42.8m.
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