Estimations have been made that The Rise of Skywalker will make somewhere between $175 million and $205 million in the debut weekend. The Force Awakens in 2015 made 247.9 million, and The Last Jedi made $ 220 million. The estimation for the same was $185-$225 million. The promotions for the movie must help the numbers to get a boost. Also, J. J. Abrams and crew are actively taking part in marketing and have been having lots of talks lately.
The first reviews of the movie will make a huge impact on deciding how many people will actually watch the movie, which will directly improve box office numbers. The world premiere will take place on the 16th of December, followed by screenings. This will set a good stage for the movie to hit the theatres. The Last Jedi also had initial prases. However, mixed reviews and bad ones had harmed its debut. It still managed to be a box office success.
The movie will be seen competing with other movies like Jumanji: The Next Level. Jumanji has already received great praise from critics who watched the movie already. In 2017 there was a competition between Welcome To The Jungle and The Last Jedi. The first Jumanji movie made $1 billion and was a great hit. This points out that there will be chances that people will choose to watch a Jumanji movie over a Star Wars one.
The Rise of Skywalker has a lot to work on and fulfill expectations. The dividing concept of The Last Jedi didn’t help the latest movie. Some fans are already holding negative mindsets without even seeing the movie. J. J. Abrams is under pressure but also confident that they have done the job well enough and will be able to tie everything together.
The Rise of Skywalker is the continuation of nine movies and stories that have been told over 42 years of time. Abrams said that endings often scare him, and the same applies to this movie. The movie will feature the return of Emperor Palpatine as it would be awkward to leave him out.