Star Wars: The Last Jedi Lights The Box Office On Fire This Weekend

The biggest movie of 2017 is now out with Star Wars: The Last Jedi being released in many major markets this weekend. As expected, the movie had an astronomical opening weekend both in North America and around the world.

As reported by BoxOffice.com, Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $220 million in its opening weekend over in North America.

This makes it the second biggest weekend of all time behind the $247.9 million that Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned two years ago.

Making over $220 million in its first three days of being released is no easy feat. The movie has already made more money in three days than Justice League's entire domestic gross of an estimated gross of $219 million thus far.

From a worldwide perspective, it has been reported that the film grossed $450 million worldwide already. This number does not include China where the movie won't be out until January 5th, 2018.

That said, the movie is earning more money than last year's Rogue One spinoff. Disney will be happy with the results despite the film tracking slightly below that of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The most interesting thing about The Last Jedi's Box Office potential is if it can overcome word of mouth.

While many critics and fans like the movie with an 'A' on Cinemascore, there's a very vocal crowd of people that hate the movie (including my own brother).

It's unlikely The Last Jedi can make over $2 billion worldwide like its predecessor, but it should easily make over $1 billion. The only film that could catch The Force Awakens might be Disney's own Avengers: Infinity War out next year.

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