'Star Wars' and 'Jumanji' Closing Out 2017 With Box Office Race

Phillip Butler
January 1, 2018

That number is set to rise, however, as the film is estimated to rake in $72 million over the course of the four-day weekend, which should up its domestic total to $537 million through Monday.

Celebrities arrive on the red carpet to attend the premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi", held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, England.

Over the last three weeks, the Disney-Lucas film earned $517.1 million in ticket sales with another $523.3 million internationally. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


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. Analysts who spoke to TheWrap said a reasonable goal for "The Last Jedi" would be $1.4 billion, a worldwide total 30 percent less than "Force Awakens" that would put it in the top 10 highest grossing films of all-time and on the same level as "Avengers: Age of Ultron". 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.

The eighth installment of the "Star Wars" franchise became the highest grossing film in the US for 2017 over the New Year's weekend, beating out "Beauty and the Beast". This makes the movie the eighth-highest grossing domestic film of all time.

The Last Jedi's worldwide box office has been projected to reach $1.6 billion before the end of its run. Its sequel and the final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode IX, will release in theaters on December 20, 2017.

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