Magazine article Screen International

Rogue One' on Course for $250M-$300M Global Bow

Magazine article Screen International

Rogue One' on Course for $250M-$300M Global Bow

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Sources said the range was a rough estimate and stressed that exchange rates and local competitors made the number hard to predict.

It is understood executives are looking at a North American launch including December 15 previews in the $120m-$150m range, putting the worldwide haul in the $250m-$300m range. Disney executives declined to offer a number for this article.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in its first international markets on Wednesday December 14, when it touches down in France, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Indonesia, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland and Turkey.

Thursday brings debuts in the UK, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Italy, Hong Kong, Poland, Malaysia, Argentina, Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.

The stand-alone sci-fistarring Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen and Diego Luna opens on Friday in Japan, Spain and Venezuela. South Korea follows on December 28 and China on January 6.

The North American debut is set for December 16 in more than 4,100 theatres including 400 Imax screens and more than 500 premium large format screens and more than 3,500 3D sites. …

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