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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm)

Disney announces STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER home video release

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has formally announced that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be coming to home video in the UK on April 20. In the US the film will arrive on Digital HD platforms on March 17 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on March 31.

Take a look at the new home video trailer for the film below:

Everything you want from a Star Wars film” —Owen Gleiberman, Variety

OWN THE FINAL FILM IN THE CONCLUSION OF THE SKYWALKER SAGA
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

Over two hours of bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary and behind-the-scenes access to the cast and filmmakers who brought the epic scenes and characters to life

BURBANK, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2020) — Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams’ riveting, inspiring conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, electrified audiences around the globe, earning more than a billion dollars worldwide. Soon fans can complete their collections when Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker arrives digitally in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and via Movies Anywhere on March 17, two weeks before it lands physically in 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on March 31.

Bonus material includes a feature-length, making-of documentary, which goes behind the scenes with the cast and filmmakers from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and explores the legacy of the Skywalker saga. Bonus features also dig into the film’s Pasaana desert scenes, including the thrilling landspeeder chase, and the ship in which Rey discovers family secrets as well as a new little droid named D-O. Plus, fans will hear from Warwick Davis, who reprises his role as Wicket the Ewok, as well as the creature effects team that created a record 584 creatures and droids for the film. Digital consumers will receive an exclusive feature highlighting legendary composer John Williams, who has scored every episode in the Skywalker saga.

Bonus features include*:

  • The Skywalker Legacy – The story lives forever in this feature-length documentary that charts the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
  • Pasaana Pursuit: Creating the Speeder Chase – Dive into the making of the movie’s epic landspeeder chase and discover how this spectacular sequence was brought to the screen.
  • Aliens in the Desert – See what it took to create the Pasaana desert scenes, from the sheer scale and complexity of the shoot to its colorful details.
  • D-O: Key to the Past – Explore the ship that connects Rey to the mystery of her missing parents and get to know the galaxy’s newest, irresistible droid.
  • Warwick & Son – Warwick Davis, who played Wicket in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, dons the Ewok costume once more; this time joined by his son Harrison.
  • Cast of Creatures – The team behind the film’s memorable creatures reveal the puppetry, makeup, prosthetics and digital magic that bring them to life!

Digital Exclusive:

  • The Maestro’s Finale – Composer John Williams reflects on his body of work for the Star Wars saga and shares insights on scoring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

The ninth and final episode in the Skywalker saga welcomed the return of original characters Luke Skywalker, General Leia Organa, Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Emperor Palpatine and Lando Calrissian, along with the latest generation of heroes and villains, including Rey, Finn, Poe, BB-8, Maz, Rose, General Hux and Kylo Ren. Newcomers include Jannah, a new ally of the Resistance; Allegiant General Pryde of the First Order; and smuggler Zorii Bliss.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their at-home viewing experience. The Multiscreen Edition includes Blu-ray and a Digital copy, giving viewers the flexibility to watch the film on different devices. Those with 4K Ultra HD capability may opt for a 4K UHD Ultimate Collector’s Edition, including 4K UHD, Blu-ray and a Digital copy. 4K Ultra HD provides four times the resolution of HD paired with fully immersive picture and sound and Dolby Atmos audio, allowing viewers at home to practically feel the Force.

On March 31, coinciding with the physical release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, eight Star Wars films are being released on 4K UHD for the first time: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


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Weekend BOX OFFICE update: 24-27 January, 2020

Sony Pictures Bad Boys For Life held on to the top spot in North America this week with a strong holdover in its second weekend frame. The film held off competition from holdovers 1917 and Dolittle, plus the opening of Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen which had to settle for forth place.

Bad Boys For Life closed out the weekend with an estimated $34m, bringing its domestic total up to a respectable $120m after ten days in release and dipping just -46% from its opening weekend. The film is now only $20 shy of becoming the highest grossing film in the franchise, a fourth Bad Boys entry is now in the works.

Internationally, Bad Boys added a further 19 markets and grossed $42m this weekend. That pushes the international tally to $95m and brings a global cume estimating around $215m. According to BoxOfficeMojo, the weekend’s top market was Russia where the film brought in an estimated $4.7m. This is closely followed by France ($4.1m), Belgium ($1.4m), Netherlands ($1.5m), Ukraine ($1.1m), Colombia ($1.1m) and South Africa ($1m). Our home market in the UK remains the film’s top overseas market where it has grossed $10.7m to date.

In second place, Universal’s 1917 held on strong grossing a further $15.8m, dipping just -28% on the previous weekend. The war epic’s domestic total now sits at an estimated $103.8m. Internationally, 1917 added an estimated $23.7m from 50 markets, including new openings in Brazil, Italy, Norway, Indonesia and Colombia with the international cume now close to $97m. For those doing the math, that’s a global tally that now tops $200m.

Rounding out the US domestic top five is Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level which brought in an estimated $7.9m and pushing the sequel’s domestic performance over $283m. The film added a further $9.6m this weekend internationally, bringing the global total to $738m. Though it looks unlikely to reach the $1 billion mark, Jumanji: The Next Level is still a huge success for the studio.

For those keeping a close eye on the performance of The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth film in the main Star Wars saga has this week become only the fifteenth film to cross $500m at the US box office. Its current total sits at $501.5m with a further $544.6m internationally. That brings the J.J. Abrams directed picture to $1.04b globally.

Until next week Super Friends…


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Weekend BOX OFFICE update: 17-19 January, 2020

The weekend saw a tight race for the top spot at the box office, with Sony Pictures Bad Boys For Life taking the top spot in North America. It’s worth noting it was Martin Luther King weekend in the US meaning it was a four-day holiday for many.

According to Box Office Mojo, the third entry in the Bad Boys franchise took Will Smith and co-star Martin Lawrence back to the top of the charts with an estimated $68.1m. If that figure holds (or grows) in the final numbers that will deliver the second biggest Martin Luther King weekend box office of all time. Across the usual weekend frame Bad Boys For Life grossed an estimated $59.17m.

The film has received solid backing from critics and currently holds a score of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was granted a lucrative “A” CinemaScore from moviegoers over the weekend.

Internationally, Bad Boys for Life brought in an estimated $38.6m from 39 markets. Germany is leading the way with a $5.1m debut. Mexico and Spain kicked in $3.8m and $2.2m respectively while 12 markets in the Middle East generated a combined $5.1m. Upcoming key releases included France (Jan 22), Russia (Jan 23), Brazil (Jan 30), Japan (Jan 31) and Italy (Feb 20).

Robert Downey Jnr. returned to the box office this weekend with the release of Dolittle. The film has been critically mauled and currently only holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 19% but that didn’t stop the $175m Universal production from grossing an estimated $30m across the four-day weekend.

The film was given a “B” CinemaScore from fans across the weekend and holds a respectable 75% audience score when compared to that 19% from critics.

In international markets, the film got its start last week in four markets and rolled out to a total of 46 markets this weekend, bringing in an estimated $17.2m for a global tally that sits just under $50m. Leading the way is Australia with a $2.36m debut followed by Indonesia with a $2.1m opening. The film’s top market is Korea where it has brought in $10.6m as it enters its second week in release. A number of markets are left to open, those include Argentina (Jan 23), Spain (Jan 24), Vietnam (Jan 25), Germany (Jan 30), Italy (Jan 30), Mexico (Jan 31), France (Feb 5), the UK (Feb 7), Brazil (Feb 20), Russia (Feb 20), China (Feb 21) and Japan (Mar 20).

Universal also occupies third place on the chart with the outstanding 1917 directed by Sam Mendes. The film brought in a further $27m for a domestic total of $81.6m. The film received a weighty ten Oscar nominations last week and is riding a wave of success following the Golden Globe Awards.

Internationally, 1917 added an additional $26m this weekend from 37 Amblin and Universal international markets, bringing the international cume to $62m through Sunday and a global total reaching $143.5m.

Sony returns to the char in fourth place with Jumanji: The Next Level. The film grossed an estimated $12.57m across the four-day holiday weekend, bringing its domestic total to $273.48m after five weeks in release.

Internationally the film added another $17m, bringing its overseas total up to an impressive $438m. Globally the film now stands at $709m.

Finally, rounding out the top five is Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which added an estimated $10.6m over the holiday weekend and bringing its domestic total up to $495m. That figure puts the final film in the so-called Skywalker Saga in the top 15 all-time domestically. Internationally, the film added another $10.9m, bringing the overseas cume to $534.6m for a global tally topping $1.026b.


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THE RISE OF SKYWALKER crosses $1 billion worldwide

Great news for Disney and partners Lucasfilm as The Rise of Skywalker has finally crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

As the film hit half way through its fourth week in cinemas it, unofficially but very likely, cross the huge box office milestone. Having taken $3.4m in North America on Monday the ninth film in the Skywalker Saga was sitting at $996.5m worldwide.

As international figures aren’t revealed until the weekend it is very safe to say that by Wednesday the film was sitting at around $1.01b worldwide. Congratulations to J.J. Abrams and all involved.

The film will see the return of Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix).

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) will also all return to reprise their iconic roles from previous films.

The late Carrie Fisher will appear via previously unreleased archive footage.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now!


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THE RISE OF SKYWALKER succumbs to 1917 at the box office

After four weeks at the top of the box office, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has finally succumbed and fallen in to second place. The Disney picture has been replaced in the top spot by Universal’s (eOne in the UK) World War 1 epic, 1917.

1917 is co-written and directed by British director Sam Mendes (Spectre) and this week expanded nationwide in both the US and UK following a two-week limited release period. The film took an estimated $36.5m in North America and has grown to $60m worldwide through it’s wide-opening weekend.

Falling in to second place, The Rise of Skywalker grows ever closer to passing the $1b mark. Though its reaching the landmark at a slower pace than expected the film has still grossed $989.6m worldwide in just four weeks.

Over the weekend the ninth, and final, film in the Skywalker-saga took an estimated $15m in North America, another drop of around -57% on the previous week. The film also added a further $24.2m from international markets.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now!


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Additional Luke Skywalker added to THE RISE OF SKYWALKER in reshoots

A key moment in The Rise of Skywalker saw Rey (Daisy Ridley) return to the island where Luke (Mark Hamill) trained her during The Last Jedi. Whilst there she was confronted by Luke’s force ghost and the two shared some particularly poignant dialogue.

Now we understand that those scenes are dropped in to the film during a period of reshoots. The film’s co-editor, Maryann Brandon, was recently interviewed on the Art of the Cut podcast and shared some details about that pivotal scene. 

“The film kind of informed us, after it was together, what it needed to say so we went back and got that dialogue,” explained Brandon. “There was like a funny moment between Poe and Rey when he lands the Falcon and it’s on fire, we wanted to have a more humorous exchange between them. Nothing major, no.”

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The film will see the return of Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix).

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) will also all return to reprise their iconic roles from previous films.

The late Carrie Fisher will appear via previously unreleased archive footage.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now!


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Chris Terrio confirms none of Colin Trevorrow’s script is in THE RISE OF SKYWALKER

It’s no secret that J.J. Abrams was not initially set to direct the film which would become Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The third film in the latest trilogy was originally set to be directed by Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Colin Trevorrow.

Now The Rise of Skywalker scriptwriter Chris Terrio (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) has commented on whether elements of Trevorrow’s film were retained for J.J’s version of the film.

While speaking with The Wrap, Terrio confirmed that he and Abrams started from scratch when crafting the Skywalker Saga’s epic conclusion.

“We are both a little superstitious about starting with material that might lead us in a direction that’s different than the one we might’ve gone in naturally,” explained Terrio. “So we didn’t begin with the previous script. There may have been certain elements that we used that had been in the original script and we weren’t aware of it. The Guild makes the determination about those things.”

Despite what his comments may suggest, Terrio confirmed that there is no beef with Trevorrow.

“We didn’t have a bad relationship to Colin’s material,” continued Terrio. “We just didn’t start with it. It’s not a juicy story of intrigue or anything.”

The film will see the return of Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix).

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) will also all return to reprise their iconic roles from previous films.

The late Carrie Fisher will appear via previously unreleased archive footage.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now!


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THE RISE OF SKYWALKER holds the top spot for third week

Disney continues to dominate the box office this week as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues to hold on to the top spot.

The ninth film in the Skywalker Saga brought in an estimated $33.7m over the weekend, dipping -53% but taking its domestic total to an impressive $450m. It crosses that figure within 17 days of release.

Internationally, Skywalker brought in a further $50.5m, taking its international gross to a whopping $468m. If you’re keeping up with the maths that means that globally the film has now grossed $918.9m meaning that it is sure to cross $1 billion this week.

A huge congratulations to J.J. Abrams, Disney and Lucasfilm on the film’s continued success.

The film will see the return of Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), and Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix).

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) will also all return to reprise their iconic roles from previous films.

The late Carrie Fisher will appear via previously unreleased archive footage.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is in cinemas now!


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