[UPDATE] Saturday’s numbers are in. Rogue One made $46.25 million for the film’s second day in theaters, down 35 percent from $71 million on Friday, according to Deadline. Friday’s figure included $29 million from the movie’s Thursday night midnight opening.
Sunday’s box office estimates should be available later tonight. We’ll report back later when they are disclosed.
[UPDATE 2] The numbers from Friday are in. According to Deadline, Rogue One banked $71 million on Friday, putting the film on track to make around $156 million for the Friday-Sunday period.
[UPDATE] Disney has now officially announced that Rogue One made $29 million in the US on Thursday night. That sets a new Thursday night record for 2016, passing Batman v Superman ($27.7 million) and Captain America: Civil War ($25 million).
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The newest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, officially opens today, December 16. The rollout began with midnight showings–and those were massively popular, it seems.
Deadline reports that the film’s Thursday night midnight showings in the US brought in around $30 million. That’s down 47 percent from the record-breaking $57 million that The Force Awakens made for its Thursday night premiere this month last year. Rogue One, a spinoff,was never expected to make as much as the mainline The Force Awakens, which stands as the third biggest movie in history.
As Deadline mentions, Rogue One‘s $30 million Thursday opening don’t come from Disney, but are instead estimates from exhibitors. We’ll update this post if Disney puts out official numbers today.
Keep checking back with GameSpot for more on Rogue One‘s box office performance. For the first weekend, it’s expected to make between $120 million and $150 million domestically.
Generally, early reviews for Rogue One have been very positive–check out our roundup here.