Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker” has racked up the best first day of advance ticket sales for a “Star Wars” movie ticketed by Atom.
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.
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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.”