19 Dec 2019 9:20 AM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on Pace for Massive Opening Weekend

The excitement continues to build up since the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is just only a few hours away. With the film being the last installment of the Skywalker Saga, it's no secret that fans are in a rollercoaster of emotions as they wait for Episode IX's debut. It's looking great for the film so far, and it seems like it's going to kick things off with a bang.

According to Variety, The Rise of Skywalker will make around $175 million to $200 million across 4,300 North American theaters. On the other hand, Disney predicts that the upcoming movie will be making $160 million.


The movie made its premiere on Monday night with mostly positive reactions. Most of the spoiler-free reviews indicate that there's going to be a lot happening in the film, which is likely because The Rise of Skywalker aims to have a satisfying ending and to be able to answer as many questions from the fans as possible.

It also seems like the film will pack a lot of surprises, as well as really emotional scenes. This is evident through Daisy Ridley's previous interview where she revealed that she even wanted to cry in her car when she first saw the movie and that they all just sat feeling "a bit stunned."

That being said, the outlet pointed out that while it is a massive estimate for the film, it might be one of the "weakest opening weekends" for the Star Wars franchise.

Are you excited to see how Abrams will put the Skywalker Saga to a close? Tell us in the comments below!

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20.

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