With the release of the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the hype and excitement for this final film in the Trilogy of Trilogies has been huge. Pre-Sale tickets for opening weekend have been one of the highest. Early indications are that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will have a huge box office.
There has been a lot of talk from some fans that they will sit out this final movie in this series. Many of these fans didn’t like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and felt betrayed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They were unhappy the development of the original characters and felt like there was too much political preaching in these movies.
This vocal group of fans haven’t made a dent in the hype nor the sale of tickets at this time. Depending on the numbers you read, either The Rise of Skywalker is out preforming pre-sale tickets for Avengers: End Game or are close behind. People are discussing the last trailer with excitement online and around the office (at least my office).
Where the rubber will meet the road is how will die hard fans receive this movie. Most of us have seen every Star Wars movie multiple times in the theater. Will fans see this film and continue to support it for weeks or will they see it once and fade away?
If I had to guess right now, even if this movie sucks (and I don’t think it will), it will still break One Billion Dollars. But if the die hard fans want to make their point, they they might be able to convince people to not go back watch it again.
I am ever the optimist. I am trusting this movie will pleasantly bring to close these run of Skywalker movies. I am hopeful that it will rival Empire Strikes Back as the best Star Wars movie.
Will Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker be bank or a bust? All signs are pointing to bank for Disney but if this movie isn’t what fan are hoping for, it might quickly become a bust.