As Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker gets set for release in December, it's becoming increasingly clear that fans can't wait to see the film based on presale records the latest installment of the iconic franchise is setting.
Everyone knows the newest Star Wars film, and last of the latest trilogy, was going to make money. This was true, despite a small sentiment that the film had lost a little steam in terms of popularity or concern Disney had been flooding the market with Star Wars-related features. But, if there's any doubt as to how much fans still love the film and will support the franchise that's been a part of many lives and around for generations, presale tickets might be a good indicator.
The first chance for fans to get their hands on the Christmas blockbuster was this past Monday as presale tickets became available. In its first 24 hours, the Lucasfilm and Disney movie has racked up more advance ticket sales than any previous title in the storied series. By Wednesday, the film was breaking records as Deadline reported the film had become Fandago's highest-record seller and the movie surpassed Avengers: Endgame’s previous records for presale tickets.
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The newest film includes a number of returning stars from the latest installment, plus it brings back beloved characters from the franchise's past. Mark Hamill (as Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) return, and unused footage shot by the late Carrie Fisher (Leia) have been present in the latest trailer that's got everyone talking.
The film is set for release on December 20th and as of today, Atom Tickets says its list of best-selling titles in the first 24 hours are Avengers: Endgame, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Aquaman (2018), Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).