If there was any doubt that the standalone Star Wars movies would perform well enough to justify their existence alongside the Skywalker Saga movies, then that worry should be all but gone right about now. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit another major milestone at the box office over the holiday weekend.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has officially crossed $500 million at the global box office. With $286.4 million of that total comes from domestic ticket sales, and $237.4 million coming from foreign markets, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's global total now stands at $538.8 million worldwide.
Dominating the Christmas weekend box office is quickly becoming a Star Wars tradition. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was still setting records at this time last year, and Star Wars: Episode VIII will be playing in theaters by the time Christmas rolls around in 2017.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was produced with a budget of approximately $200 million, excluding marketing costs.
In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is written by Gareth Edwards and written by Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy, from a story by John Knoll and Gary Whitta. The film star Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is now playing in theaters.