Say what you will about the quality of the film, but Rise of Skywalker has now made a billion dollars at the box office.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has officially crossed $1 billion at the box office worldwide, making it Disney’s seventh film in 2019 to hit the 10-figure mark, via Variety. … It’s taken Rise of Skywalker 28 days to cross the $1 billion mark, when The Force Awakens hit that same mark in 12 days and The Last Jedi in 19. Still though a billion dollars is a billion dollars.
The movie closes out the Skywalker saga that George Lucas first brought to the big screen 42 years ago. Abrams gathered together numerous stars from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Last Jedi — led by Daisy Ridley as Rey and Adam Driver as Kylo Ren — as well as actors from the original Star Wars pics, including Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and the late Carrie Fisher.
The Star Wars franchise will now take a hiatus from the big screen as Lucasfilm regroups. The franchise will focus more on streaming products featured on Disney + before returning to the big screen.