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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Crosses $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

January 15, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Per Deadline.com, the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise has joined the $1 billion club. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has now crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

This is the seventh release for Walt Disney Studios in 2019 to reach that milestone and ninth overall. The film currently sits at $481.3 million domestic and $519.7 million overseas for an approximate worldwide haul of $1.001 billion.

The sequel is expected to finish it’s domestic run over $500 million and somewhere in the range of $1.1 billion worldwide. Skywalker‘s latest benchmark caps off a year of Disney dominance at the box office which overall recorded new records globally ($42.5B) and overseas ($31.1B). Disney’s 2019 worldwide gross was $11.12B (without Fox) and including $7.354 from international turnstiles, exceeding its entire global performance of 2018.

The other 2019 Disney releases that crossed $1 billion worldwide include Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Frozen 2, Captain Marvel, Aladdin and Toy Story 4. Disney’s 2019 worldwide box office was $11.21 billion without 20th Century Fox releases. The studio surpassed its global box office performance for the previous year.

The Rise of Skywalker was directed by JJ Abrams and is currently in theaters. You can check out 411’s official review RIGHT HERE.