Subscribe To Star Wars: When You Can Start Reserving Your Rogue One Advance Tickets Updates
Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is a month away, but in between those two holidays is another event that mya be a holiday for many, the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If you're really looking forward to seeing the newest Star Wars movie then you'll probably want to buy tickets early. Luckily, you won't have too long to wait, as tickets go on sale on Monday.
The official Star Wars Twitter account posted the news that pre-sales for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will hit on Monday. Movie tickets aren't the usual items purchased on Cyber Monday, but we're guessing that the box office will be doing brisk business along with other online shopping locations like Amazon. If you want to be the first to get your tickets you may have to forego some sleep on Sunday night. Tickets will go on sale at 12:01 AM Monday morning. Also, Fandango is adding in a little added bonus. Anybody who purchases tickets through them will be entered to win a U-wing model signed by director Gareth Edwards.
While the excitement level for the second modern Star Wars movie probably won't be at quite the level of the first one, we'd still expect Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to do some serious business. When tickets went on sale for Star Wars: The Force Awakens online ticket sites like Fandango crashed due to the demand. The film was set up to be the highest grossing movie of the week a month before it was released. It will be interesting to see how Rogue One's sales compare. With Rogue One being the first "spinoff" Star Wars movie fans aren't quite sure what to expect. Will people race to the theater on opening weekend in order to discover how well it works or will they wait and see what the initial reaction is like? We don't expect Rogue One to become the highest grossing movie in domestic history, as The Force Awakens did, how close will it come?
Exactly how the box office for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shakes out might be more important for the future of the franchise than anything else. Lucasfilm has stated they're planning to start hamming out future ideas for films starting in January, and the release of Rogue One will be a major indicator of which direction they go. If Rogue One is a colossal hit we can probably expect a lot of standalone stories like it going forward, if not, they may try to do something else, like put together a new trilogy to follow the current one.
Will you be grabbing your tickets Monday morning to be sure that you get the showing you want at your theater of choice, or will you be waiting until closer to the movie's release on December 16 to buy your tickets? Let us know in the comments.