Box-Office Milestone: 'Rogue One' Crosses $1B Globally
The stand-alone 'Star Wars' film achieved the victory on its 39th day in release and means Disney is home to all four 2016 movies that earned $1 billion or more.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has joined the $1 billion club at the worldwide box office.
The Gareth Edwards-helmed stand-alone prequel from Lucasfilm and Disney reached $512.2 million in North America and $499.1 million overseas over the weekend for a total $1.011 billion.
The film achieved the victory on its 39th day in release and means Disney is home to all four 2016 movies that earned $1 billion or more: Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion), Pixar/Disney's Finding Dory ($1.028 billion) and Disney Animation Studios' Zootopia ($1.024).
Rogue One caps the studio's domination last year at the box office, where it claimed an unprecedented 26 percent of market share in North America alone.
All along, Disney tried to dissuade Wall Street and the press from comparing Rogue One to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which grossed a staggering $2.068 billion at the global box office following its release in December 2015. The studio said it didn't expect Rogue One to match Force Awakens.
Rogue One is the 28th movie to earn $1 billion or more globally, not accounting for inflation.
Also over the weekend, Disney celebrated animated hit Moana crossing $500 million globally.