Weekend Box Office Report: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Remains Leader

Wendy Jensen
January 1, 2018

Disney is expected to surpass this amount with the final sales of "The Last Jedi". This makes the movie the eighth-highest grossing domestic film of all time. Worldwide, the film has grossed over one billion dollars!

Carrie Fisher left us one year ago but as evidenced by the many recent tributes, her legacy and the impact she had on Star Wars fans never will cease.

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The space saga, featuring stars like the late Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley, earned $52.4 million at the domestic box office over weekend and another $120.4 million globally. The Force Awakens is now the third highest grossing film ever made and it was largely fueled by the being the first significant Star Wars release in years and it also featured the return of the original cast.

"The Last Jedi" has also topped the charts for the third weekend in a row.

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At the domestic box office, however, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is close behind The Last Jedi, earning second place with an estimated $50.6 million.

According to another report, "The Last Jedi" has already become the highest grossing film this year in Denmark and Sweden, and the fourth highest earning film in European markets in 2017. The gain came despite a 2.3% slide in U.S. box office, slammed by the worst summer in a decade as global box office jumped 5%. Horror movies, which do not quite play to the same effect on Netflix and other streaming services, were a particular bright spot for theaters, with films like "It" and "Get Out" becoming cultural sensations. This is just par the course for Disney's new Star Wars movies, which have all been extremely successful commercially, and now, Star Wars has reached an impressive milestone. If you'd like to contribute, you can always see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is in theaters right now.

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