Well, money is always the key measure, especially when we're dealing with box office tentpole properties, and Rogue looks to be in good hands: THR (aka The Hollywood Reporter) has scooped that the film opened this past weekend and globally took the number two spot for the highest grossing films to open in December. Some might find that number two spot alarming, but considering that the number one spot is retained by Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens I think that Disney is still writing checks that'll definitely clear at the bank.
Now, some analysts always argue that it isn't opening box office performance but 'legs' for how long a film can maintain its hold on our collective imagination (and wallets), so we'll keep our eyes peeled for the days ahead to see just how Rogue can stand on its own. I think it's probably going to do just fine, and that's great news for the franchise: these standalone films are fertile for not only taking us back to that galaxy far, far away but also keeping us right there where we'd all love to live.
As always, thanks for reading ... live long and prosper ... and May the Force be with you!