#BoxOffice: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens huge in Ireland and the UK
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has taken a phenomenal €1.4M+ at the Irish Box Office over its 4 day opening weekend, it has seen an estimated 63% of Irish audiences join the Rebellion and has touched down at No. 1 at the Irish box office.
In the US, Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyhas become the second biggest December opening of all time (behind The Force Awakens) with an estimated $155M. Globally the film delivered a truly out of this world $290.5M, opening at #1 in every country in release.
Critics have joined audiences in their praise for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with the film certified fresh at 84% on critic aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes. Our own Graham Day was moved to tears by the emotionality of the film.
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films,Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyis directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyis in Irish cinemas now.