Sunday, January 5, 2020

Weekend Headlines | Star Wars News

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will top the box office for the third weekend in a row. The Rise of Skywalker is looking at a third-weekend haul of $34 million, a bit shy of earlier projections, though that's true across the box office this weekend. 

With that, The Rise of Skywalker's domestic box office total climbs to $450 million. The film is still tracking behind its predecessor, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There's some debate about whether The Rise of Skywalker will crack $600 million domestic. The Last Jedi ended its domestic box office run with a $620 million gross.

In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the surviving members of the Resistance faces off with the First Order once again while Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron investigate a darker evil that has returned to the galaxy. 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams returns to direct the final film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong'o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams.