Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is tracking for a $450 million opening weekend at the global box office, with $200m expected to come from North America alone, according to Deadline.
Initial North American box office tracking figures placed The Rise of Skywalker on track for a $175m domestic opening, but the Hollywood trade reports that strong pre-sales in the week ahead of the film's opening signal as much as $200m in domestic receipts for the ninth film in the core Star Wars Skywalker saga.
Deadline also reports an "upbeat" response to the film at its North American premiere, which also indicates a strong opening weekend.
The previous film in the Skywalker Saga, The Last Jedi, opened to $450m globally, while the film that kicked off the current trilogy, The Last Jedi, took in $528.9m on its opening weekend.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters December 20, with preview screenings beginning December 19.