UPDATED 01/1/5 6:40 p.m. ET: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker topped $450 million domestically this weekend, while crossing the $900 million mark globally. Meanwhile, Frozen II became the highest grossing animated film of all time, after it brought its total tally to a stunning $1.325 billion worldwide.
UPDATED 01/1/20 2:00 p.m. ET: The final entry in the Star Wars Skywalker Saga has continued to perform well at the box office, coming out on top on New Year's Eve. As Variety reports, The Rise of Skywalker has now grossed over $390 million domestically. Combined with the international box office numbers, the critically divisive film has earned an impressive $774 million worldwide.
On Tuesday alone, The Rise of Skywlaker took in an estimated $13.1 million. Just behind at the box office is Jumanji: The Next Level, which sat at No. 2 with $8.3 million on Tuesday. The Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart-fronted action movie has now taken in $192 million domestically, and $489 million worldwide in total.
See original story below.
Despite the mixed reviews, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a hit at the box office.
The final installment in the newest Star Wars series has passed $300 million at the U.S. box office after making $26.2 million Friday, according to Variety. It has made $316 million so far, falling slightly behind The Last Jedi’s $321 million it made around that same time.
The film has surpassed $600 million worldwide, according to Forbes.
Some actors in the Star Wars universe have come out to share their opinions about the film. The actor behind Star Wars' big bad Emperor Palpatine recently said in an interview that he was "totally surprised" by his character's return in the film.
"I thought I was dead!" Ian McDiarmid said. "I thought he was dead. Because when we did Return of the Jedi, and I was thrown down that chute to Galactic Hell, he was dead. And I said, ‘Oh, does he come back?’ And [George Lucas] said, ‘No, he’s dead.' So I just accepted that."
The Mandalorian actor Jake Cannavale, who played a wannabe bounty hunter Toro Calican in an episode, roasted the film in his Instagram stories. "Rise of Skywalker was hands down the worst Star Wars movie. An absolute fucking failure. Went to see it last night and I woke up still mad. Like ... it rendered the entire new trilogy completely useless,” he wrote.