Diego Luna is a Billion Dollar Man…
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, starring the 37-year-old Mexican actor, zoomed across the $1B threshold at the global box office on Saturday.
Saturday was the 39th day of release for the Gareth Edwards-helmed spinoff.
Rogue now becomes the lucky 13th Disney film to reach the $1B milestone and the 3rd Star Wars picture ever to do so. It’s also the Mouse’s 4th release of 2016 to hit those heights.
The current cume split is $512.2M domestic and $499.1M international for a global total of $1,011.3M through Sunday. In the standings, Rogue is the No. 1 release of 2016 domestically and the No. 7 of all time. Globally, it’s the No. 4 movie of 2016.
In another milestone, Rogue is the 7th movie ever to top $100M worldwide in IMAX with $101.3M to date.
The Felicity Jones-led tale of the heroic group that sacrifices everything to steal plans for the Death Star and set up Episode IV: A New Hope, has had its best performance to date in the UK ($79.4M), followed by China ($61.3M) and Germany ($44.8M).
Luna’s previous best box office performer was The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks. The film earned $219 million worldwide.