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'Rise of Skywalker' grabs $40 mln on opening night in US, Canada

LOS ANGELES, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The highly anticipated movie “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” rang up $40 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales on its opening night on Thursday, according to estimates from distributor Walt Disney Co.

The total ranks as the fifth-highest domestic opening night of all time, Disney said. (Reporting by Lisa Richwine Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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