Star Wars: The Last Jedi just scored a huge opening weekend.
And it even puts the high rollers at Canto Bight to shame.
According to Box Office Mojo, the latest Star Wars sequel has just hit hyperspace with a colossal $215 million opening weekend at the worldwide box office.
“After taking in an estimated $104.78 million on Friday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is looking at a $215+ million three-day debut,” they revealed. “This is the second largest Friday ever behind only The Force Awakens ($119.1 million).”
Impressively, The Last Jedi has managed the single biggest Thursday opening of all time… and by the end of the weekend it’s entered an exclusive club – one of only four films ever to earn over $200 million in its opening weekend.
“The total gross will make ‘The Last Jedi’ the fourth film in domestic box office history to make over $200 million in its first weekend,” reports Variety, “joining ‘The Force Awakens’ with $248.8 million, ‘Jurassic World’ with $208.8 million, and 2012’s ‘The Avengers’ with $207.4 million. ‘The Last Jedi’ will finish significantly above Star Wars spinoff ‘Rogue One’, which opened with $155.1 million on the same weekend a year ago.”
Obviously, this is a huge deal… and it bodes well for the entire box office run.
The Last Jedi has tracked consistently at $200 million across the weekend, with final box office figures confirming it smashed that estimate. And with critics largely agreeing that it’s an excellent film to boot, it looks as though The Last Jedi will be riding high at the worldwide box office for weeks to come.
Could it even nab the coveted spot as Highest Grossing Movie of All Time?
For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But The Force is definitely with it.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Kelli Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, and Andy Serkis.
Rian Johnson wrote and directed the movie.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi heads to cinemas on 14 December 2017.