It may have divided hardcore Star Wars fans, but The Last Jedi is set to pass the $1 billion mark in worldwide box office this weekend. It's estimated to finish the weekend with $66 million-plus, bringing its domestic total around $187 million.
But "Star Wars" isn't the only film giving movie theaters a reason to smile. Jurassic World was the second-fastest.
Mark Hamill initially felt upset by the way the character was written as well, however, the Star Wars legend later on admitted that he realized that Luke's path was what The Last Jedi needed. According to the rumor, Lucasfilm executives chose to write off Luke in The Last Jedi during the film's post-production process, keeping the character's death from Hamill. The film earned $230 in its first three days in foreign markets. Disney-Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", its "Thor: Ragnarok" and Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" all took in more than $800 million each on a worldwide basis.
The Last Jedi won't open in China, the largest worldwide market, until January.
In total, the film has earned $517 total gross at the United States box office, a massive number for a film that opened earlier in December! Worldwide box office had hit a record $38.9 billion in 2015 and then edged down slightly in 2016 to $38.8 billion, so Disney-Luscasfilm's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" provided almost all of the gain for 2017.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi now has an 83.28 ComicBook.com Composite Score.
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