Thursday, July 18, 2024

Box Office: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” Thursday Previews Rack Up Over  $62 Mil Internationally


“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…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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