Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is continuing to bring success to the Star Wars standalone movie concept, as the film crosses $600 million at the worldwide box, in just two weeks of release (at the time of writing this).
Rogue One actually increased profits 8.2% over the Mon - Tues span this week, with overseas markets helping to increase the box office over the mid-week. It is projected to reach the next milestone marker ($700 million) by Friday, Deadline reports.
As we reported, Rogue One is actually beating The Force Awakens in terms of second week holdover percentages, with the caveat that the Christmas holiday actually fell on a weekend.
Of course, the success of Rogue One comes at a time when Star Wars fans are also mourning the loss of Princess Leia actress Carrie Fisher, which has now transformed Rogue One's final shot into a haunting Eulogy to what once was...
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in theaters now. Directed by Gareth Edwards, it's the first of the new standalone features from Lucasfilm and Disney, which take place outside the core "Skywalker Saga" of films noted by an Episode number. Rogue One tells the story of the small band of rebels that were tasked with stealing the plans to the first Death Star. The story spins directly off the opening crawl from the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. In that crawl, it read: "Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet."