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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Directed by


Leia Organa
Luke Skywalker
Kylo Ren
Poe Dameron
General Hux
Allegiant General Pryde
Maz Kanata
Zorii Bliss
Lando Calrissian
Greg Grunberg
Snap Wexley
Lieutenant Connix
Dominic Monaghan
Hassan Taj
R2-D2 Performed By
Lee Towersey
R2-D2 Performed By
Brian Herring
Dave Chapman
Robin Guiver
D-O Performed By
Lynn Robertson Bruce
D-O Performed By / Sith Alchemist
J.J. Abrams
Claire Roi Harvey
Maz Kanata Performed By
Richard Coombs
Maz Kanata Performed By
Matt Denton
Maz Kanata Performed By
Nick Kellington
Mandeep Dhillon
Lieutenant Garam
Alison Rose
Lieutenant Draper
Amanda Lawrence
Commander D'Acy
Tanya Moodie
General Parnadee
Simon Paisley Day
General Engell
Geff Francis
Admiral Griss
Amanda Hale
Officer Kandia
Amir El-Masry
Commander Trach
Aidan Cook
Martin Wilde
Knight of Ren
Anton Simpson-Tidy
Knight of Ren
Lukaz Leong
Knight of Ren
Tom Rodgers
Knight of Ren
Joe Kennard
Knight of Ren
Ashley Beck
Knight of Ren
Bryony Miller
First Order Officer
Cyril Nri
First Order Officer
Angela Christian
First Order Officer
Indra Ove
First Order Officer
Richard Bremmer
Richard Durden
First Order Officer
Andrew Havill
First Order Officer
Nasser Memarzia
Brian Patrick Kennedy
First Order Officer
Aaron Neil
Resistance Officer
Joe Hewetson
Resistance Officer
Raghad Chaar
Resistance Officer
Mimi Ndiweni
Resistance Officer
Tom Wilton
Colonel Aftab Ackbar
Chris Terrio
Colonel Aftab Ackbar
Kiran Shah
Nambi Ghima
Debra Wilson
Nambi Ghima
Josef Altin
Pilot Vanik
Vinette Robinson
Pilot Tyce
Mike Quinn
Nien Nunb
Kipsang Rotich
Nien Nunb
Ann Firbank
Tatooine Elder
Diana Kent
General Engell
Warwick Davis
Wicket W. Warrick
Harrison Davis
Pommet Warwick
Elliot Hawkes
Spice Runner
John Williams
Oma Tres
Philicia Saunders
Tabala Zo
Nigel Godrich
Dhani Harrison
J.D. Dillard
Dave Hearn
Rochenda Sandall
Sith Fleet Officer
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Sith Fleet Officer
Andreea Diac
Lander Pilot
Liam Cook
Ochi of Bestoon
Denis Lawson
Wedge Antilles
Carolyn Hennesy
Demine Lithe
Paul Kasey
Cai Threnalli
Matthew Wood
Cai Threnalli
James Earl Jones
Darth Vader
Josefine Irrera Jackson
Young Rey
Cailey Fleming
Young Rey
Jodie Comer
Rey's Mother
Billy Howle
Rey's Father
Olivia d'Abo
Luminara Unduli
Ashley Eckstein
Ahsoka Tano
Jennifer Hale
Aayla Secura
Angelique Perrin
Adi Gallia
Gerald W. Abrams
Captain Cypress
Elizabeth Ansari
Resistance Pilot Elna Zibsara
Kadrolsha Ona Carole
Storm Trooper / Rebel Soldier
Timothy S. Daugherty
Storm Trooper / Rebel Soldier
Jeff Garlin
Junn Gobint
Joy Plaquia
Resistance Medic
Chris Ridley
Resistance Pilot
Ed Sheeran
Kevin Smith
Inhabitant of Kijimi
Jimmy Star
Resistance Officer
Year: 2019
 141 minutes (2 hrs 21 mins)
UK release date UK release: 19th December 2019
 BBFC Age Rating:  12A age rating
US release date US release: 20th December 2019
MPAA Age Rating: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker PG-13 age rating 
UK total gross
  £58.3 Million
US total gross
  $515.2 Million
Global total gross
  $1.1 Billion
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23rd December 2019
Exciting and fast movie, and fitting finale to the 44 year old saga that servers fans and newbies alike.
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Movie story - Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
When it's discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order's plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 12A
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  •  United Kingdom
  •  Israel
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UK Box Office Info

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 7

UK Box Office Chart History
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US Box Office Info

Highest US chart position: 1

Weeks on US box office: 13

US Box Office Chart History
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    The biggest grossing movie in the UK for the year is 1917 from director Sam Mandes which was released in January and has not been challenged all year as movies after March had no chance of making a substantial box office return.

    The two movies which tried the most were Tenet released in August and did manage to become the 5th top movie of the year and Wonder Woman 1984 which although released in December, after many release changes, was hit by another UK lockdown which has massively impacted its box office potential.

    Of the top 5 movies in the UK 2 of them were released in 2019 and 2 of them released in early 2020 with Tenet being the other.

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    Also worthy of a mention is the success the Disney/Pixar movie Onward had at the box office, it was the top movie of the week in March when cinemas closed, then the movie continued to top the box office when cinemas re-opened in July despite already being available on Disney+, the movie is the 12 top movie of 2020 with £7.5 Million.

    With a vaccine not hitting the UK in late 2020 the first part of 2021 might be slow for cinemas as well, but providing they can survive once we hit spring it is hopeful doors will start to open again and capacity can return to normal and the box office can start properly once more.

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    Little Women

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