Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide
The billion dollar club seems to become less and less exclusive with each passing year. Before, maybe one film a year would cross a billion at the worldwide box office maybe. But now, it's more like four or five movies. So far, Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and Finding Dory have hit the milestone for 2016. And now we have Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Are any of us actually surprised that Rogue One crossed a billion dollars at the worldwide box office? I mean, it's Star Wars! I never thought for a second it would cross two billion, like Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens did, but I would've bet a lot that Rogue One joined the billion dollar club. In a way, it feels like it's taken a while for Rogue One to hit this milestone, but in reality, the film came out just a month and a week from tomorrow. It has not been long really at all, but, at least for me, it feels like Rogue One came out ages ago. Maybe it's because I've been so wrapped up with Oscar movies for the past month.
I know there are some who are rather mixed on the Rogue One, but I actually really loved it! It was a different kind of Star Wars movie, one that felt tonally and aesthetically different and yet familiar. It felt so much like the classic trilogy, that I actually like it better than The Force Awakens. It tied in so perfectly to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, that it actually changes and enhances that movie. You can read our full review here. Not only was Rogue One destined to cross a billion because it's a Star Wars movie, but it absolutely deserves to make the money. What's interesting about the films that crossed a billion this year is that they were all Disney movies. No other studio had a movie that grossed more than a billion, even movies that we all assumed would (Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, I'm looking at you). It just shows how much of a powerhouse studio Disney is. If we ever doubted it, this is a year to remind us just how powerful they actually are.
What do you think? Are you surprised Rogue One: A Star Wars Story crossed $1 billion worldwide? Did you like the film? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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