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Star Wars: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ On Pace for Enormous Opening Weekend

The final film in the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, opens this evening for fans everywhere As with every Star Wars film, everyone is predicting a massive opening weekend for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

According to Variety, industry analysts are predicting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will make between $175 million to $200 million at the domestic box office. Although Disney is predicting just $160 million in North America.

Monday night, the final film Star Wars trilogy and saga, The Rise of Skywalker, had its world premiere in Los Angeles with audience members and critics headed to Twitter to share their instant reactions.

(No spoilers from the film ahead).

Members of the press had mostly positive reactions of the final chapter in the Skywalker saga, which stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac, among others.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalkerthrives on moments designed for big fans. There’s a lot of cause for cheer throughout and they went for some really big ideas. Can’t wait to talk in more detail!!” according to Brandon Davis.

Star Wars: 'Rise of Skywalker' On Pace for Enormous Opening Weekend

He continues, it “is good. It’s big and full of surprises and, in the words of Luke Skywalker, “This is not going to go the way you think.”

“The emotional highs are spectacular, and there are a lot of payoffs (some earned, some not). But some choices feel like an unnecessary course-correct from The Last Jedi and some just plain don’t make sense,” said Laura Prudom of IGN.

Erik Davis of Fandango said, “Epic. All of it. #TheRiseofSkywalker is a terrific finale that is just stuffed with so much of everything. Action, adventure — answers!! — humor, heart, love, and grit.”

See more reactions below.

The review embargo for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker lifts on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 12:01 a.m. PST.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens nationwide Friday, Dec. 20.


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