17 Dec 2019 4:44 PM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Expected to Debut to a $450 Million Global Launch

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is finally going to make its debut this Friday and tracking for the film suggests that the third and final entry in Disney's sequel trilogy is going to rake in some pretty serious numbers at the global box office.

According to a report by Deadline,The Rise of Skywalker is expected to make a $450 million global opening when it premieres later this week – a number similar to what Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned at the global box office when it premiered back in 2017. It's a little less than Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $528.9 million during the film's release in 2015, but then again, the $450 million is still a pretty major number for Disney.

Breaking the $450 million down, Deadline reveals that The Rise of Skywalker is expected to rake in at least $200 million in the US and then another $250 million abroad, a number which includes the expected $20 million from China.

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Of course, The Rise of Skywalker could do much better than $450 million during its premiere. After all, there's a lot of excitement building up over the movie. Not only is Episode IX supposed to serve as the final chapter in Disney's sequel trilogy, but the movie is also supposed to culminate the entire Skywalker saga.

Star Wars fans wouldn't want to miss The Rise of Skywalker even if they promised to boycott the film after Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Early reactions to The Rise of Skywalker have been strong, though critics also suggest that the film is going to be divisive like its predecessor.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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