Sales launched during the half time of ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” Atom’s overall first-day record was set in April by Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame.” But “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” did set a first-hour record Monday night, selling 45% more tickets than “Endgame” did in its first hour.
Atom did not disclose specific sales numbers. It said “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” sold 2.5 times as many tickets in its first day of pre-sales as 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is now Atom’s fourth-best first-day seller after “Aquaman.”
“Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker” is scheduled to be released on Dec. 20. The film is the third installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy,