“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” took in over $29 million last night in Thursday previews. It also scored $33 million abtoad. The Star Wars film opens in the widest release ever today, and the Thursday take will be counted as part of Friday’s box office.
This new installment of the Star Wars saga has an 85 rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn’t mean anything. Fans are going to see it over and over, no matter what.
Still, “Rogue One” is going to be a big hit. Judging from Twitter responses last night, that final sequence– and final scene– are like a dream come true. The flourish which links “Rogue One” with “A New Hope” sends the audience out with huge smiles, and that’s going to make it a blockbuster.
So keep refreshing for the updated Thursday number…