The highly-anticipated movie of the year Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just been released in the theaters across the United States. Now, tech giant Microsoft is already making it available for pre-order at the company’s Windows Store.
If you are a huge Star Wars fan or you love the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, you might want to visit the Windows Store to pre-order the latest movie. It comes with a 2-minute Featurette as a bonus content. You have to spend $19.99 for the HD version and $14.99 for the standard definition. If you plan to download the film, make sure to check if it is supported by your device. It is available for offline viewing for those who are using Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Or you can just watch it on Xbox.
According to Deadline, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has so far grossed $72 million and possibly up for around $156 million opening weekend at 4,157 theaters. This is after making $29 million from its Thursday night previews. It is expected to have a worldwide gross of $280 to $350 million in its opening weekend. According to Variety, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has second highest first-day of ticketing pre-sales behind the blockbuster hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $248 million.
It was said that there will be no sequel for Rogue One no matter its box office fate might be. But Felicity Jones is apparently signed for one sequel option in her contract. Sources revealed this to The Hollywood Reporter.
The standalone Star Wars movie currently has an 84 percent approval rating and 7.5/10 average rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 272 reviews. It also has a 90 percent audience score. The site said about Rogue One, “[It] draws deep on Star Wars mythology while breaking new narrative and aesthetic ground – and suggesting a bright blockbuster future for the franchise.” Metacritic gave it a 65 out of 100 normalized rating based on 51 critics.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is about a group of unlikely heroes and their plan to steal the plans to the Empire’s Death Star. It stars Academy Award nominee Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Forest Whitaker, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Jiang Wen. It is directed by Gareth Edwards, produced by Lucasfilm and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
The film premiered at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles on Dec. 10. It was first released on Dec. 14 in some European countries. Rogue One hit theaters in North America on Dec. 16.