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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Passes the $1 Billion Mark Worldwide


On Tuesday, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker passed the billion-dollar mark in its 28th day of release. It’s become the fifth Star Wars film to reach this milestone. It is also Disney’s 7th billion-dollar release of 2019.

The final film in the Skywalker saga has grossed $481.3 million in North America and $519.7 million at the international box office. The worldwide total is now $1.001 billion. The top international markets include: UK ($72M; Germany ($61.7M); Japan ($56.4M); France ($50.7M); Australia ($30.3M); China ($20.1M); Spain ($20.1M); Mexico ($16.0M); Italy ($14.7M); Brazil ($12.9M); Russia ($11.6M); and Sweden ($10.9M).

Opening in 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens ended up with $936.6 million domestically and $1.132 billion internationally, for a worldwide total of $2.068 billion. 2017’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $620.2 million in North America and $712.4 million overseas, for a global total of $1.333 billion.

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams joined forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio. The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams.

Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, returns to a galaxy far, far away. The movie is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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