A fan dressed as Kyle Ren awaits at a gala screening of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” film in Cologne, Germany, December 17, 2019. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
December 22, 2019
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” movie “The Rise of Skywalker” opened in theaters with $374 million in global ticket sales over the weekend as fans rushed to see the final chapter in the long-running film saga, distributor Walt Disney Co <DIS.N> said on Sunday.
Roughly $176 million of the total came from the United States and Canada, ranking as the 12th-biggest opening of all time in the world’s largest film market.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)