Box Office: The Rise of Skywalker Eyes $35 Million for 2nd Best Ever on Christmas Day

Deadline.com are reporting that the final film in the Skywalker saga continues to rise at the US box office with the second best ever Christmas Day total expected to be $35 million. This is behind the 2015 holiday record of $49.3 million for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but more than The Last Jedi’s total of $27.4 million.

Disney has been reporting their actual daily figures for Skywalker at $1M-$2M below what the industry has been estimating.

Even if Skywalker comes in lighter than what we’re seeing tonight, it’s likely to beat the Christmas Day grosses of Last Jedi ($27.4M) and Rogue One ($25.8M).

Today’s cash for Skywalker puts its 6-day total at $261.8M, which is -6% behind Last Jedi over the same period of time. That pic finaled with $620.1M domestic.

We are watching the box office for The Rise of Skywalker closely.