Star Wars: The Last Jedi was already being touted as one of the most successful movies of this year, even before it hit theaters. However, no one could have imagined that the movie would just obliterate box office records and have the 2nd highest film opening ever just behind its highly successful predecessor, The Force Awakens. Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi was expected to rake in $200 million at the US box office but according to the studio estimates, The Last Jedi earned a whopping $220 million at the domestic box office and a staggering $450 million worldwide. When it comes to impressive film openings, 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens still sits at the top of the list with its mind-boggling $247.9 million record-breaking performance. The Last Jedi hit theaters last week and right away became the second movie EVER to have a $100 million opening day, once again right behind, The Force Awakens.
Despite this dominating performance at the domestic as well as worldwide box office, there is one record Star Wars: The Last Jedi couldn’t contend for. We are talking about the all-time global opening weekend record set by The Fate of The Furious earlier this year by earning a colossal $541.9 million. The Last Jedi has yet to open on January 5 next year, in the second biggest box office market, which is China. Regardless, Disney won’t have any complaints as lately literally everything seems to be working in their favor.
The Last Jedi also became the fourth movie ever to have an opening above $200 million at the US box office. The first being The Force Awakens ($248.8 Million), The Avengers ($207.4 Million) sits firmly at the second spot and Jurassic World ($208.8 Million) coming in third. Despite that, it seems unlikely that The Last Jedi will be able to break the record of all time domestic opening of $936.6 million set by The Force Awakens. According to Deadline‘s report, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is definitely going to rake in some serious money but won’t be able to break any major Force Awakens record. Check out this week’s top 10 box office movies below and stay tuned for more and latest Hollywood news.
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($220 Million)
2. Ferdinand ($13.3 Million)
3. Coco ($10 Million)
4. Wonder ($5.4 Million)
5. Justice League ($4.1 Million)
6. Daddy’s Home 2 ($3.8 Million)
7. Thor: Ragnarok ($2.9 Million)
8. The Disaster Artist ($2.6 Million)
9. Murder on the Orient Express ($2.4 Million)
10. Lady Bird ($2.1 Million)