September 9, 2019
It’s time for the story of an entire generation – spanning 42 years, to come to an end.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – hailed as the biggest film of this year, will take the Middle East by storm on 19th December 2019. The ninth concluding episode of the series will explore whole new characters in entirely different parts of the galaxy.
Disney unveiled an exclusive glimpse into the ninth and final installment of the Star Wars saga to more than 100,000 guests at the D23 Expo which took place two weeks back.
The footage left the audience gasping and clapping to an emotional reunion of many members of the cast who took to the stage with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and director J.J. Abrams.
J.J. Abrams shared emotional stories about the late Carrie Fisher and went on to describe the film as a love letter to her. The actress passed away before filming began, but with unused footage from The Force Awakens, Abrams was thrilled to announce Carrie Fisher’s final onscreen performance as Princess Leia Organa appearing in the final film.
Watch the ‘D23 Special Look’ for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:
Final installments of long-standing film franchises typically see a 55% global box office uplift on their average film delivery. The Rise of Skywalker is predicted to surpass this trend with an estimated 77% increase on its previous titles.
Here are admission stats for previous Star Wars releases:
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
Worldwide Box Office – US$1,316,721,747
UAE Stats – Ran 9 weeks and did over 178K admissions
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Worldwide Box Office – US$2,053,311,220
UAE Stats – Ran 15 weeks and did over 390K admissions
Motivate Val Morgan forecasts over 230K Admissions for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – releasing 19th December 2019.
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Sources: Bandt, Time, The Numbers and MVM Analysis