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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Crosses $500 Million At The Worldwide Box Office

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is continuing to dominate the global box office and there is no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

The filmed crushed the Christmas Day box office by grossing $32 million, the second highest Christmas Day gross behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($49.3 million).

According to Forbes, The Rise of Skywalker is expected to hold the number one spot at the box office this weekend grossing an estimated $150 million, and is expected to cross $600 million by Saturday at the latest.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees the return of stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Gosford ParkHudson Hawk), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Keri Russell (The Americans), and Matt Smith (Doctor Who), who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley, and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.

The film is in theaters now.

Source: Forbes

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