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On its 22nd day of release at the domestic box office in North America, The Rise of Skywalker has continued to bring in the moolah, now amassing a grand total of $467,030,690 by its 4th Friday of release. That compares favourably to the $461,386,328 brought in by Rogue One but now far behind The Last Jedi which had hauled in $555,486,075 by the same point.

Worldwide the film now approaches the billion dollar barrier with $956,030,690, just $100 million behind 2016’s Rogue One which amassed $1,056,057,273. The $1,332,539,889 of The Last Jedi now lies beyond its reach, but a healthy weekend at the US box office and abroad should see Episode IX break the billion by sometime next week.

At the rate the film is slowing down in daily box office and with US screens dropping from 4406 to 4279, those figures will naturally and quickly decline. By way of comparison, both The Last Jedi and Rogue One enjoyed 4th Fridays of over $6m, Saturdays of around $10m and Sundays of $6m+ whereas Rise had dropped down to just shy of $4m on its 4th Friday. A final tally somewhere around the $520m mark now looks likely, around the same as Rogue One but with the film only $33m behind R1 at the worldwide box office a final tally above the first Star Wars Story looks likely.

On the all-time lists the film is now in 17th position domestically, ahead of A New Hope in 18th on $460,998,007 and right behind The Phantom Menace in 16th with $474,544,677. Episode 1 could be passed this weekend, but there’s a few million to go until it catches Finding Dory in 15th position on $486,295,561 and then the $500million marker and Beauty and the Beast in 14th place on $504,014,165. Next up after that is Rogue One in 13th with $532,177,324, but as theatre counts drop and other films enter the marketplace a further $65m domestically might be beyond its reach.

Internationally it’s in 102nd position with $489,000,000, behind Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and certain to enter the top 100 this weekend while globally the film is in 54th on the all-time list, just behind The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in 53rd position with $960,241,522 and ahead of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in 55th place with $945,577,621. In its sights in 42nd position lies The Phantom Menace on $1,027,044,677, and in 35th position Rogue One on $1,056,057,273. Barring a tremendous late surge, The Last Jedi in 13th position on $1,332,539,889 is now out of reach.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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