Weekend Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Crossing $1 Billion Globally

01 January, 2018, 02:10 | Author: Greg Santos
  • Weekend Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Crossing $1 Billion Globally

The Star Wars legend, however, debunked the rumor, calling it "complete BS".

Five years after Disney bought Lucasfilm for a whopping $4 billion, box office grosses for "The Force Awakens" ($2.06 billion), "Rogue One" ($1.05 billion) and "The Last Jedi" have matched that amount, not to mention the billions more in merchandising, TV deals, and other ancillary revenue that have come from this new era in the forty-year-old franchise. Jurassic World was the second-fastest. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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"The Last Jedi" has also topped the charts for the third weekend in a row. Disney is expected to surpass this amount with the final sales of "The Last Jedi". That is the fifth largest opening in box office history. The tentpole's global total will see a significant jolt when it opens on January 5 in China, its final market. Pre-sales in that market picked up recently. The drop-off for "Star Wars" sequels was also the case for "The Empire Strikes Back", which made $98 million less than the first "Star Wars" did during its initial run in 1980. Attendance declined by roughly 4 percent, to 1.26 billion, according to analysts, the lowest total in about two decades, as a string of big-budget films stumbled.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi now has an 83.28 ComicBook.com Composite Score. Her Wookiepedia ("Star Wars" wiki) page, has been defaced by racist and sexist slurs, and what is supposed to be information regarding her character was replaced by childish racial insults, which even made fun of several mental disorders. At the same time, an indirect racist slur has also been directed towards Finn (John Boyega) where a movie quote from Rose to Finn was replaced with "Heil Hitler and I don't know why I was casted in a good movie like 'Star Wars, '" due to Finn being a black character. So, Disney has always been making money off of Star Wars but it's still an impressive benchmark for the movies.

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