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‘Star Wars’ On Top Of 2017 Box Office

By Fabiola Antunes
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January 1, 2018
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Eve weekend box office. Here we show Lupita Nyong'o who played the role of Maz Kanata posing at the premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' showing off an artfully designed strapless green dress by Halpern on December 9, 2017 - Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America.Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Eve weekend box office. Here we show Lupita Nyong’o who played the role of Maz Kanata posing at the premiere this film showing off an artfully designed strapless green dress by Halpern on December 9, 2017 – Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America.

Disney-Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has cleared the $1 billion milestone in worldwide box office grosses in less than three weeks.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi pulled in $120.4 million globally on the New Year’s Eve weekend box office with $52.4 million at 4,232 domestic venues and $68 million internationally during the Friday-Sunday period.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now the eighth highest-grossing domestic movie of all time with $517.1 million — only $15 million behind last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the seventh spot. On the worldwide chart, it’s now 24th with $1.04 billion, edging Universal-Illumination’s Despicable Me 3. The tentpole’s international total, currently at $523.2 million, will see a significant jolt when it opens on Jan. 5 in China, its final market.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has also topped Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which grossed $504 million in North America, for the top spot among 2017 releases domestically. It’s the fourth 2017 title to go past $1 billion worldwide, along with Beauty and the Beast at $1.26 billion, The Fate of the Furious at $1.24 billion and Despicable Me 3 at $1.03 billion.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is also winning the domestic weekend box office crown for the third time with $52.4 million, edging Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which took in $50.6 million at 3,765 locations for the Friday-Sunday. However, Sony’s projection showed the Jumanji sequel grossing $16.5 million on New Year’s Day on Monday — well above Disney’s forecast of $13.2 million for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Should those numbers hold, Jumanji would edge Jedi over the four-day period with $67 million, winning by $1.4 million.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has been Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s biggest competitor by far since it opened on Dec. 20. The action-comedy should wind up with an 11-day domestic total of $186.3 million by the end of Monday. The action-comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has a $90 million budget. It’s also performed impressively in international markets with $107 million through December 28.

© Variety

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