As the ninth Star Wars film sets "The Rise of Skywalker" an end to the saga of the Skywalker family.
The new Star Wars movie, "The Rise of Skywalker", which just had its world premiere, has grossed 374 million - around 2.5 billion dollars - in the course of the weekend.
So is the movie the 12. best-selling films ever in a premiereweekend.
This writes the news agency Reuters.
the UNITED states and Canada account for almost half of earnings. Here is who sold tickets for the 176 million u.s. dollars.
"The Rise of Skywalker" is directed by J. J. Abrams, and is the third film in the last trilogy about the Skywalker family. The first in the series was released in 1977.
the Film, which had its premiere 18. december in Denmark and two days later in the UNITED states, has been given a mixed reception by critics. Several have called the plot convoluted and unimaginative.
at Home wrote Berlingskes reviewer Kristian Lindberg, "The Rise of Skywalker" most of all reminds of a "whimper".
And with Jyllands-Posten was the reviewer Frederick Asschenfeldt Vandrup partially satisfied, partially noncommittal.
- the Heroes are on the run, but escapes snarrådigt on a hanging hair with a bang and a zap and a wisecrack, until the whole outhouse again burner a few minutes later.
And when it runs in the ring, is the "Star Wars" is nothing other than an all too predictable adventure for adults who just want to be allowed to be children throughout life, it said in the notification.
This is not to say, about it also is the tepid reviews, that makes the film, despite the massive ticket sales is one piece after several of its predecessors.
"The Force Awakens" by 2015, sold a 248 million u.s. dollars in the UNITED states and Canada in the first weekend. "The Last Jedi" from 2017 tickets sold for 220 million u.s. dollars.
Ticket sales for "The Rise of Skywalker" is also below the analysts ' estimate of 200 million dollars.
It got the magazine Box Office Pro to downgrade expectations for ticket sales for the premiere to between 160-190 million dollar.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 22 December 2019, 22:00