As much of the world predicted, leading up to the release of what could be considered, one of the most highly anticipated sequels of all-time. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has amassed an astonishing $220 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.
According to the latest box office report from our good friends over at Variety, that massive number stems from an incredible $104.8 million on Friday, $64 million on Saturday and now an estimated $51.3 million on Sunday.
Internationally the film is also very strong with the force, hauling in another massive $230 million this weekend, for a global estimated take of $450 million weekend.
I personally thought the film could have reached around $235 million, but considering the complicated and dense sequel, that auteur filmmaker Rian Johnson has crafted here, its kind of amazing that audiences have been so gravitated to such a divisive film.
It will be very interesting to see how the film holds up over the upcoming holiday weekends. At this point I'd bet on a 50 to 60 percent drop for the second weekend.
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“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters everywhere!