‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Hits $1 Billion Worldwide

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has crossed a big box office milestone.

According to Box Office Mojo, the spinoff film has grossed over $1 Billion in theaters around the world.

Rogue One hit this massive number in just over a month, whereas 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens crossed the milestone in a mere 12 days.

Along with stellar box office numbers, the movie is a success among fans and critics alike. It holds an 85 percent critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans liked it a bit more, with the audience score at an impressive 88 percent.

Rogue One‘s popularity shows, yet again, just how well Disney is handling their franchises. With a slew of great animated titles, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars, the company is succeeding in the current movie landscape.

Plot synopsis: “From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.”

Rogue One stars Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Alan Tudyk as K-2SO, Donnie Yen as Chirrut Imwe, Wen Jiang as Baze Malbus, Ben Mendelsohn as Director Orson Krennic, Guy Henry as Grand Moff Tarkin, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gurrera, Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook, Mads Mikkelson as Galen Erso, Jimmy Smits as Bail Organa, Alistair Petrie as General Draven, and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma. Click here for the full cast list.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is still playing in theaters.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
Monkeys Fighting Robots Assistant Editor-in-Chief. Along with my work here, I'm a staff writer for Enthusiast Gaming. I have a passion for entertainment media. Follow me on Twitter to talk all things pop culture!