In the build-up to its release, The Force Awakens sucked up all the hype in the solar system like the Starkiller base. During all the excitement, it was easy to forget that Episode VII was more than just another sequel: it was just the start of a new Star Wars dynasty. As a result, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story didnt garner much mainstream buzz. Well, until now; as the dust settles on The Force Awakens, everyone knows there's a lot more Star Wars coming, and all eyes are on Lucasfilms next offering.
Disney needs to show that Episode VII wasnt a fluke, and it can deliver consistently-excellent Star Wars movies. Above all, the new feature needs to be a certified hit, one of the biggest (if not the biggest) films of 2016 to prove theres a huge demand for more non-Episode Star Wars films.
And odds are that it will be. Rogue One faces some stiff competition like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, but its box office domination is not only probable, its inevitable. It will not only be the highest-grossing movie of 2016, it may be one of the biggest cinematic moneymakers ever. Here are the top ten reasons it will smoke the competition.