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Disney Has ‘Star Wars’ Decisions to Make Beyond Questions of Fan Service

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” closes the book on the Skywalker Saga and marks the end of an era for Lucasfilm, the company that series creator George Lucas founded almost five decades ago. It also marks seven years under Disney, a period defined by big box-office successes, creative struggles, and a major role in […]

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‘Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker’ crosses $760m, ‘Ford v Ferrari’ hits $200m at global box office

Fox racing drama stands at $94m internationallyDisney executives reported on Tuesday (31) that Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker added $36.1m on Monday to reach $761.5m worldwide.The sci-fi saga grossed $20.9m for $384.2m internationally, and $15.2m for $377.3m in North America as the international gross begins to pull away after overtaking North America last […]

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‘Star Wars’ Writer Chris Terrio on Rey’s Parentage, the Big Villain, and That Final Scene — Spoilers

[Editor’s note: The following post contains extensive spoilers for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”]It all ends here. After nine films and over four decades, the Skywalker Saga has come to a close with J.J. Abrams’ second “Star Wars” outing, “The Rise of Skywalker.” The final film in the newest trilogy doesn’t just conclude (for […]

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‘Little Women’ Is the Top Box Office Newcomer; ‘Skywalker’ May Fall $100 Million Short of ‘Jedi’

High-stakes post-holiday business is in full swing. The weekend after Christmas should total a little below $200 million, about $30 million ahead of last year. Most of the difference comes from the $72 million second weekend for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which grossed about $25 million more than last year’s “Aquaman.”“Skywalker” is clearly […]

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‘Star Wars’ Crosses $300 Million at U.S. Box Office as ‘Little Women,’ ‘Jumanji’ Shine

Disney’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” continues to reign supreme at the holiday box office, crossing $300 million domestically over the weekend after Friday’s tally of $26.2 million.J.J. Abrams’ third and final installment in the latest Star Wars trilogy is expected to earn over $76 million in its second weekend in North America. Its […]

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‘Little Women’ and ‘Uncut Gems’ Ride High Over the Five Day Holiday Weekend

Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker topped the weekend box office for a second weekend in a row, while the weekend’s newcomers — Sony’s Little Women and Fox’s animated feature Spies in Disguise — both topped studio expectations as did this weekend’s expansion of Uncut Gems, which has now topped $20 million domestically.With an […]

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Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Unwraps Huge $35M Christmas Day, ‘Little Women’ Opens

J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is crushing the Christmas Day box office with as much as $35 million, the second best showing of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($49.3 million), according to early estimates.Once presents are unwrapped on Dec. 25th, the most concentrated corridor of the year commences for […]

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JJ Abrams Says ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Critics Are ‘Right’ – But So Are the Ones Who Loved It

J.J. Abrams responded to critics of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” by saying that those who dislike his film are “right,” but then so are the people who loved the movie.Abrams gave that diplomatic answer at a recent Academy screening of “The Rise of Skywalker” on Friday, acknowledging that it’s impossible to please everyone,“I’d […]

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‘Uncut Gems’ Keeps Rolling, Crosses $1 Million at Indie Box Office

Despite the presence of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” A24’s “Uncut Gems” held on to the top per screen average for the second straight weekend. In advance of its wide Christmas Day release, the Safdie Bros. thriller crossed the $1 million mark with $232,479 grossed from five screens, giving it an average of $46,496 […]

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Box Office: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Crushes Competition Overseas

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” left its box office competitors in the dust, debuting overseas to a mighty $198 million.Though the ninth installment in the space opera series is tanking in China, where it launched with $12.1 million, “Rise of Skywalker” was the No. 1 film in nearly every other international market. Directed by […]

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