Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Reaches the $ 500 Million Mark
Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker surpassed the $ 500 million mark in its first 8 days, with $ 516.8 million worldwide to date. The JJ Abrams' movie released an estimated $ 32 million domestic Christmas Day, the second best Christmas day after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Its domestic total currently stands at $ 258.9 million. .
The Ninth Skywalker movie has already surpassed the 1983 Return of the Jedi and Solo: The Star Wars Story 2018 world totals and is expected to surpass the 1980 Empire Strikes Back and the 2002 Clone Attack next weekend.
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Cast members returning to The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy RidleyAdam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong & # 39; Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings) and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using unreleased scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, J.J. Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin as executive producer. Composer John Williams, who has marked every chapter of the Star Wars saga since 1977, will return to a galaxy far away from Rise of Skywalker.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing everywhere!