“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Wins New Year’s Weekend Box Office

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Last Jedi New Years Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Last Jedi New Years Box Office


Star Wars: The Last Jedi won the last weekend box office of the year and finished 2017 as the year’s highest-grossing film. Get the details, and check out the totals for all of the Top 10 movies below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, The Last Jedi is the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. It is the sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens, but follows the 2016 release of the standalone prequel Rogue One. Next up, due to hit theaters in May, is Solo: A Star Wars Story, another prequel. Then the chronological narrative is expected to resume in 2019 with the currently untitled Episode IX.

For now, it’s still all about The Last Jedi, which has dominated the box office in the final weeks of 2017. The movie took in $52.4 million in the final weekend of the year, powering it past Beauty And The Beast as the highest-earning movie of the last 12 months. Going into the history books as the other top grossers of 2017 were Wonder Woman, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Spider-Man: Homecoming. All but Beauty And The Beast are confirmed for sequels, and they’ll likely reign supreme at the box office again.

As for this year-ending weekend, following the first-place Jedi, Jumanji hung on to the number two spot with $50.6 million. That was more than enough for the adventure flick to cross the $100-million mark and nearly hit $200 million in just two weekends, an achievement that was no doubt aided by the holiday period. Pitch Perfect 3 followed in third place with $17.8 million. Ticket sales of $15.3 million put fellow music-driven offering, The Greatest Showman, in the fourth position. And securing fifth with $11.7 million was Ferdinand.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Coco, which nabbed sixth place with $6.6 million, followed by All The Money In The World in seventh with $5.5 million. Taking eighth was Darkest Hour, with ticket sales of $5.3 million, and Downsizing was the ninth place finisher with $4.6 million. Just making it into the last spot was Father Figures. It earned $3.7 million.

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