Early box office tracking has arrived for Disney and Lucasfilm's highly anticipated sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the numbers are big, like through the freaking roof big!
According to a new report from The Wrap, director Rian Johnson's sequel to J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens is currently on pace to make an astonishing $215 million. To make sense of that number, it would mark only the fourth film in history to collect over $200 million in its first three days, coming in only behind Star Wars: The Force Awaken's mind-blowing $247.9 million. Putting the film in the opening range just past Jurassic World's $208.8 million and the first Joss Whedon Avengers' $207.4 million.
While these are obviously very early estimates, given its still two months away from release, the film could very easily surpass the $215 million prediction depending on early reviews and the overall marketing effort put forth in the next few weeks by Disney and Lucasfilm.
Boxoffice.com has also released an early estimate for the film's overall domestic run at a cool $742 million, to put that into perspective, The Force Awakens ended its domestic run with $936.6 million.
All of that being said, I would personally love for this film's anticipation to build even greater than any of us could imagine, and surpass the $247.9 million of The Force Awakens. Given certain factors like Mark Hamill's long-awaited return as Luke Skywalker and the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher. The hype surrounding this film may prove to be something we've just simply never seen before in the modern box office landscape. So essentially, all bets are off. With even the highest hopes for this film being potentially surpassed. This December's box office will be something to Marvel at indeed.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters on December 15th.