Space saga rules box office

27 December, 2017, 04:06 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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Right now, the film is expected to cross the $800 million mark today, which means that it would be more than halfway there.

Don't bet on Star Wars fatigue just yet.

The second Monday in theaters for The Last Jedi was Christmas Day, while the second Monday for The Force Awakens was coming off of Christmas weekend in 2015. That compares with a mere 40 percent drop for Force Awakens, which grossed $149.2 million in its second outing over the December 25-27 weekend in 2015. Maybe that's why The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson was terrified to do so when it came to Kylo Ren's iconic helmet.

By close of play yesterday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi had grossed $397.3 million domestically, with a further $396.1 million from global markets.

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The big drop at the domestic box office over the course of the weekend has largely been blamed on the nature of Christmas Eve and the days immediately before it.

Should Last Jedi hit $1.6 billion globally, that would mark one of the top five global successes of all time after Avatar ($2.79 billion), Titanic ($2.19 billion), The Force Awakens ($2.07 billion), Jurassic World ($1.67 billion) and Marvels' The Avengers ($1.51 billion). It happens about 112 minutes into the movie when Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (Laura Dern) sacrifices herself to save the Resistance by crashing her ship at light-speed directly into a First Order destroyer in order to release the escape pods.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here and critics and fans are clamoring for more.

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. Nothing will ever be the same, and now the Star Wars universe and everyone's favorite character must adjust to everything that took place in The Last Jedi. The big test will be the amount of force The Last Jedi shows between now and New Year's Day, as well as into January.



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