Star Wars fans will never let anything get in their way. Neither Storm Troopers nor the holidays could stop them from opening The Rise of Skywalker with a bang.

The final of the Star Wars trilogy brought in between $44 million to $48 million last night, according to Deadline. It will become either the third- or fourth-best preview night in history — alongside Avengers: Endgame ($60 million) and the two other films in the trilogy: The Force Awakens ($57 million) and The Last Jedi ($45 million).

The film was first shown at 5 p.m. on Thursday night in 450 select theaters. It opened up nationwide at 6 p.m. and in some theaters played well past sunrise. Its worldwide debut is expected to bring in around $250 million.

Cats and Bombshell, however, were not feeling the force when they opened the same night. They brought in about $1 million each, according to Deadline.

Photo: Lucas Film

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As a kid, Nicole either wanted to be a professional toy player-wither or a writer. Somehow, as social media editor for The Toy Insider, The Toy Book, and The Pop Insider, she’s found a career as both. She's grateful to work somewhere that she can fully embrace both her love of teddy bears and her admiration for the Oxford comma. When she's not playing with toys at work, she's playing with her baby girl at home.