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.