Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sets new sales record after final trailer release

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The final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was released during ESPN’s Monday Night Football last night with the New England Patriots going up against the New York Jets. So far it has garnered over 10 million views via the Star Wars YouTube channel, and millions more on other channels. In addition to the new trailer, a new poster was released featuring the large cast.

The trailer features returning characters along with new ones. Billy Dee Williams returns as Lando Calrissian, and we see many scenes showing Kylo Ren and Rey fighting. There’s even a moment where the two are working together. Could Ben Solo be redeemed? There’s still a lot of mystery in the trailer since we still haven’t seen Palpatine make an appearance.

Tickets to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker also went on sale including Fandango and Atom Tickets. The upcoming film has set a new record for Most Sales in the First Hour on Atom Tickets. Tickets for the film went on sale yesterday at 5 p.m. PT, and it sold 45% more tickets on Atom in the first hour of pre-sales than Avengers: Endgame.

Check out the top 5 movies with the best first hour of sales:

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  2. Avengers: Endgame
  3. Avengers: Infinity War
  4. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  5. Star Wars: Rogue One

Atom Tickets also conducted a fall movie survey, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was listed as the most anticipated movie this fall.

The film is directed by J.J. Abrams and written by Abrams and Chris Terrio. It stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019.

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