‘Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker’ Advance Ticket Sales Now Pacing With ‘Last Jedi’

Advance ticket gross sales for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are pacing with 2017’s Star Wars: The Final Jedi on the identical level of their Fandango cycle. We heard from different exhibition sources {that a} $200 million-plus opening is inside attain. Additionally working significantly in favor of enterprise this weekend: 15% of Okay-12 faculties are out on break Friday, with one other 79% schools. These numbers soar to 96% and 97%, respectively, by Monday.

When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker tickets went on sale on Monday, October 21, the pic was beating all different Star Wars installments in its opening hours, whereas Atom Tickets, which solely covers a small share of the web ticket enterprise pegged to millennials, reported it noticed the corporate’s second-best first-day gross sales behind Avengers: Endgame. 

Nobody is anticipating Thursday night time previews to be on the stage of Drive Awakens, which made $57M and not too long ago was unseated by Avengers: Endgame ($60M) as the very best home preview night time of all time. The Final Jedi earned $45M in previews, whereas Rogue One in 2016 did $29M and Solo $14.1M. Count on Skywalker‘s Thursday night time, which kicks off at 5 PM with fan exhibits at 450 areas and 6 PM for nationwide previews, to be across the Final Jedi vary.

Opinions hit tonight at 12:01 AM PT, and if its nice phrase of mouth, then all these low-wattage projections exit the window. Skywalker repped greater than 70% of Fandango’s Tuesday morning ticket gross sales.

READ  Transaction Speed and Profitability Are Linked in Crypto

Skywalker is booked at 4,300 theaters comprised of three,200 3D areas, 415 Imax screens, 850 Premium Massive Format screens and 275 D-Field/4D areas. Moreover, 21 theaters in main markets will run nine-film Star Wars marathons (kicking off Wednesday night, main into the Thursday 5 PM exhibiting of Skywalker).

Per a Fandango survey of greater than 1,000 millennial moviegoers:

–91% are getting ready for Skywalker by watching Final Jedi whereas 86% are watching Drive Awakens.

–83% are taking a break from social media to keep away from all spoilers for Skywalker.

–73% have seen each single movie within the Star Wars franchise.

–Practically half plan on seeing Skywalker on the large display at the very least twice through the holidays.

“Because the journey nears its finish, Skywalker is forging a brand new empire of followers who can’t wait to expertise the terrific finale of the nine-film Skywalker collection, full of motion, journey, humor, coronary heart, inspiration, new heroes, plus the welcome return of Billy Dee Williams as Lando,” Fandango managing editor Erik Davis stated. “Seeing a Star Wars movie on the large display is a household vacation custom, and based on our survey, followers will return to the theater a number of occasions over the following few weeks for repeat Skywalker viewings.”