As another teaser trailer dropped for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Sunday, the long awaited link for pre-sale tickets came along with it. How did it do? Well, according to Entertainment Weekly, 75 percent of the tickets have already been purchased through Movietickets.com.
Pre-sale tickets hit the internet midnight on Sunday and have since then been moving at an unprecedented rate. It’s been reported that the film has had the largest pre-sale movement of the year for its site. According to Variety, IMAX has stated that, Rogue One has had its second highest day of pre-sales. These sales only slightly behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ 24-hour sales just last year. Deadline revealed that the films sales surpass those for Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and Doctor Strange. Fandango.com actually crashed within the first 20-30 minutes temporarily because of the sale, as reported by reps to EW.
With the film predicted to gain close to $140 million in North America in only its first weekend of being released, it will no doubt have a similar affect in the box office as The Force Awakens. The Force Awakens hit North America last year, December 2015, and the film made an incredible $248 million in its first weekend. Overall, The Star Wars hit made $2 billion globally.
If for some strange reason it feels like Rogue One is coming sooner than expected, then you’ve just gotten used to The Star Wars release date timelines. It isn’t uncommon for fans have to wait years for the newest installment of Star Wars films; George Lucas’ LucasFilm, gives us these interstellar adventures at least three years apart. However, Rogue One is coming only one year after The Force Awakens. So, it’s really no surprise that die hard fans are snatching up these tickets.
This movie will be the first of its franchise to debut as a standalone film that will be set apart from the Skywalker family narrative.
Purchasing pre-sale tickets gives fans the opportunity to receive some Star Wars merch. Yes, you read that right. The Alamo Drafthouse is offering a decked out Star Wars pint glass, AMC is offering mini posters for those who choose to watch in IMAX, and Fandango is giving fans an opportunity to win a U WING MODEL, signed by the films director Gareth Edwards.
The film stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, and many other greats. It is set to release December 16th! Purchase your pre-sale tickets, here.
Check out the official trailer below: