Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the first standalone Star Wars movie outside of the series’ main storyline, is on course for a huge holiday season at the box office. For the period from December 21-26, early projections indicate that the movie will rake in $160 million.
At that lower number, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will still reach the $350 million mark domestically by Boxing Day, which is its 11th day of release. Disney said on Friday that Rogue One raked in $221.9 domestically in its first week. That includes $15 million on Wednesday and $16.7 million Thursday. The movie was on course to take in $30 million on Friday, according to estimates.
Buoyed by strong reviews and a deep love of the franchise among fans, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has earned around $420 million worldwide so far.
Rogue One is the 10th-highest grossing movie of 2016 domestically already, according to Box Office Mojo. It seems likely that Rogue One could rise to fifth place by the middle of next week, overtaking Doctor Strange ($227 million), Suicide Squad ($325 million), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($330 million), and Zootopia ($341 million). It could rise further, but it will have to go some way to overtake Finding Dory‘s take of $486 million domestically ($1.03 billion worldwide)