Like last Christmas, and likely the next four, five, six, or even seven still to come, Star Wars fandom is again dominating the box office. The first Star Wars prequel, Rogue One, opened in theaters worldwide this weekend, earning an impressive $290.5 million in box office ticket sales. Disney, who now owns the Star Wars franchise, initially predicted a $120-150 million take for the North American market, which ended up at $155 million. The worldwide box office haul does exclude China, which won’t see Rogue One in theaters until after the New Year. China, incidentally, is the second-largest market in movie ticket sales, so the grand total will likely reach into the $300 million range with ease. As impressive as the opening weekend was, Rogue One failed to break the box-office record set by last year’s Star Wars Episode 7 – The Force Awakens, which took home $248 million in its opening weekend. Still, the success of Rogue One demonstrates the potential for future Star Wars spinoffs Disney has, and will likely soon have in the making. Fans are already looking forward to next year’s Star Wars Episode 8, and a Han Solo origins story is still in the works for 2018. Needless to say, Star Wars fans will be getting their fix for years to come if Disney keeps up at this rate. And with $290 million world box office hauls, why wouldn’t they make more? The trailer for Rogue One is available here on MADE. If you get a chance, be sure to see it on the big screen this holiday season. Enjoy!
It’s been a big week for the guys over at Rockstar Games. First they unleash the world’s biggest and most expensive to produce game to date, then they break the record for biggest opening day sales with $800 Million sold on day 1. By video game standards this is absolutely nuts, 1 Billion in 1 week; easy.
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It seems like the trend will never die in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Yet again, we have another brewery, which opened up over the past weekend. Bang Brewery, is the latest brewhouse, owned by husband and wife Sandy and Jay Boss Febbo. Their first brew/only brew available, Neat, is considered to be a pale ale. The beer is brewed using some of the finest ingredients, and is considered an all-organic beer, which is the image they are going for. Make sure to check out their website below (which isn’t much yet), and also pop in for what is to be another great brewery.