The new "Star Wars" spin-off scored the biggest Thursday preview of the year, when it opened in cinemas across America on Thursday night.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" raked in $29 million at the U.S. box office as fans raced to be among the first to see the new film.
The preview receipts topple those of fellow 2016 blockbusters "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Captain America: Civil War," which both made over $25 million on their debuts.
"Rogue One," which features Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna, is expected to haul in as much as $150 million at the U.S. box office this weekend - the second biggest December weekend behind last year's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
(World Entertainment News Network contributed to this report)
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