“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Wins Weekend As Biggest Movie In Box Office Galaxy

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Last Jedi Box Office

By Shari Weiss |

Last Jedi Box Office


There’s no bigger movie in the galaxy right now than Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Get all the details about its blockbuster debut, and check out the grosses for all of this weekend’s films below!

The Last Jedi is the highly-anticipated sequel to 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega reprise their breakout roles, joined again by franchise veterans like Mark Hamill, as well as series newcomers such as Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro. Tragically, the film marks the last on-screen performance by Carrie Fisher, who died unexpectedly last year after finishing her work on the production. The movie is dedicated to her.

With spoiler-filled discussions underway on social media, fans of the force flocked to theaters in droves for this latest adventure with Luke, Leia, Rey, Kylo Ren and Finn. The Last Jedi opened with a weekend gross of $220 million. While that’s slightly less than what The Force Awakens brought in during its first week, it was by all means a success. In fact, by the time its run in theaters is over, analysts are predicting The Last Jedi will be sitting as high as third on the list of top-earning domestic films of all time.

Needless to say, but the newest chapter in Star Wars lore easily won the number one spot this weekend. The figures on the rest of the list were downright puny in comparison. For example, the new animated film Ferdinand snagged second place, but with a debut of just $13.3 million (or $203 million less than The Last Jedi). Three-time chart-topper Coco was pushed down to the third position with a total of $10 million. Wonder took fourth with a mere $5.4 million in ticket sales, while Justice League landed in fifth with $4.2 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Daddy’s Home 2 in sixth place with $3.8 million and Thor: Ragnarok in seventh with $3 million. The Disaster Artist secured eighth with $2.6 million, and Murder On The Orient Express nabbed ninth with $2.5 million. Just making it into the last slot was Lady Bird. It earned $2.1 million.

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