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Tickets for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' will go on sale tonight

Key Points
  • Tickets for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will go on sale Monday evening after halftime of the football game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
  • The ticket sales for the highly anticipated final installment of the Skywalker saga are expected to follow a release of the final trailer.
  • Disney-owned Lucasfilm released teaser videos at Star Wars Celebration in April and the D23 Expo in August.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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It's almost time to snag tickets for the final installment of the Skywalker Saga.

Tickets for "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" will go on sale Monday evening after halftime of the National Football League game between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.

The ticket sales for the final installment of the franchise, which began in 1977, are expected to follow Disney-owned Lucasfilm's release of the film's final trailer.

The trailer has been long anticipated. Lucasfilm released teaser videos at Star Wars Celebration in April and the D23 Expo in August, but fans are still waiting for the final trailer. Despite the timeline most blockbuster films follow of releasing full-length trailers between five and six months before the film opens, the last two "Star Wars" films also didn't launch official trailers until two months before they were released.

All fans have been offered from the teaser trailers are short clips that don't give away much of the plot line. But those clips still fueled excitement.

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Final trailers for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" were also released during a Monday Night Football game in October — both were a little over two minutes with more clues about what the films were about than previous teasers. But the huge influx of ticket seekers for "The Force Awakens" in 2015 crashed several major theater websites, including Fandango, Arclight and AMC Theaters.

"The Force Awakens" garnered $2.06 billion worldwide sales while "The Last Jedi" pulled in $1.33 billion globally. The final film in the saga is also expected to do well at the box office.

Disclosure: Comcast, the parent company of NBCUniversal and CNBC, owns Fandango.

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Key Points
  • Since launching the latest trilogy of Star Wars films, Disney has deviated from the traditional timeline for releasing trailers to the public.
  • For each of the three trilogy movies, "The Force Awakens," "The Last Jedi" and "Rise of Skywalker," Lucasfilm released a teaser trailer during its biannual Star Wars Celebration event in April. 
  • For "Force Awakens" and "Last Jedi," an official trailer was released during a Monday Night Football game in October, two months ahead of each films' opening weekend.