While Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker didn’t match or exceed the opening weekend of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, earning a decent $177.3 million domestically.
It’s still holding a rather healthy day-to-day drop ratio compared to The Last Jedi.
As of Christmas Day, the film has earned $517.1 million and now holds the #2 spot for best Christmas Day earnings at $32.1 million just behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but ahead of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Tracking for the film’s second weekend via BoxOfficePro suggests the conclusion to the Skywalker Saga is aiming to take in another $85-105 million and could be pushing past the $700-800 million mark by next week.
There isn’t a lot of competition this would suggest The Rise of Skywalker might continue to do well over the holidays and throughout New Years. Potentially crossing a billion dollars globally in the first week of January.
We’ll need to see how The Rise of Skywalker holds in the month of January when it comes to predicting how close it’ll get to $2 billion.
January traditionally has weak entries, however, we’ll be getting Fox’s horror flick Underwater, Sony’s Bad Boys For Life, Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen and the wide release of Universal’s World War I flick 1917.