New York (CNN Enterprise)Star Wars is fortunate No. 7 for Disney ( ).
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the ninth and ultimate installment of the Skywalker saga, hit $1 billion on the worldwide field workplace, the Walt Disney Studio introduced on Wednesday. The area journey film turned the seventh Disney film that was launched in 2019 to make greater than $1 billion. The film surpassed the $1 billion mark on Tuesday, its 28th day of launch.
“Rise of Skywalker” joins two Marvel movies, “Captain Marvel” and the record-breaking “Avengers: Endgame,” the reside motion remakes of “Aladdin” and “The Lion King,” Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” and Disney Animation’s “Frozen 2” within the 2019 billion greenback membership for Disney.
“Rise of Skywalker” opened to roughly $177 million domestically in North America on December 20. That was the third highest-grossing opening of 2019, however it was significantly lower than the earlier two installments within the saga, 2015’s “The Power Awakens” and 2017’s “The Final Jedi.”
The film, which showcases the climactic battle between Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren in addition to closes the epic household drama of Skywalkers, capped off Disney’s huge 12 months on the field workplace.
The firm made over $11 billion worldwide last year. That blew previous the trade document of $7.6 billion, which was set by Disney in 2016. Disney additionally launched seven of the top ten highest-grossing films of the year in North America, together with the complete high six.
With “Rise of Skywalker” making greater than $1 billion, Disney broke its personal document. The earlier excessive for $1 billion film in a single 12 months was additionally set by Disney when it had 4 $1 billion movies in 2016.
It will be awhile earlier than we’ve got one other Star Wars film, which will not hit theaters until 2022.
Within the meantime, followers can get their repair of the Power on Disney+, the company’s new streaming service, which is residence to “The Mandalorian,” the service’s flagship unique collection set within the Star Wars galaxy and all of the beloved Star Wars movies that got here earlier than “Rise of Skywalker.”