Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Rise of Skywalker Tops $1 Billion at Box Office

It’s official! Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has crossed the $1 billion mark in global sales.
  
The JJ Abrams-directed feature has spent 28 days in theaters across the world following its debut on December 20, 2019.

Since then, Rise of Skywalker has continued to be a high-earner both in the domestic box office rankings as well as at the international box office despite it being the lowest-earning Star Wars sequel trilogy installment. 

According to Box Office Mojo, collections totaled $1,001,007,423 as of Tuesday. 

Back in 2015, The Force Awakens hit $1 billion in just 12 days – a record-breaking win, by the way. As for The Last Jedi, it took 17 days to hit $1 billion and made it the highest-grossing film of 2017. It’s not necessarily a bad thing for Rise of Skywalker to have taken so long to hit $1 billion, according to collider.com but it says it is worth keeping a peg in as we look to the future of the Star Wars universe and what stories or characters are box office gold. 

And I’ve still not watched the movie! 

Yesterday, I was in Setia Alam, Selangor to attend the EcoWorld Toastmasters meeting. 

I delivered my CC#9 Persuade with Power speech titled The Elephant in the Room, which was for my Competent Communication manual, Round #66. 

And I was voted Best Speaker. 

Anyway, here are the photos of the said meeting:
















Oh yes, we had "yee sang" too!

























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