Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hits $1.2 Billion At The Box Office

Star Wars 8 earns $1.2 billion so far (Credit: Lucasfilm)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi just crossed another box office milestone.

Despite an underwhelming Chinese opening, it now sits at $1.205 billion.

According to Exhibitor Relations, the latest Star Wars sequel has just crossed $1.2 billion, making it the thirteenth highest grossing movie of all time.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit $1.205B this weekend,” they revealed, “the 13th highest-grossing worldwide release in the history of the known galaxy.”

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That’s quite a hefty sum… and it’s not over yet.

After an impressive $220 million opening weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has continued to dominate the box office over the holiday period. But with the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Insidious: The Last Key, it’s beginning to show signs of slowing down.

Not to mention, it suffered a dismal opening in China.

Despite taking the world by storm, The Last Jedi has failed to ignite the Chinese box office, earning only $28.7 million in its regional opening weekend. Considering the sheer size of the Chinese market, this doesn’t look good… especially after Rogue One managed a far more impressive $53 million during its opening weekend in the region.

Instead, The Last Jedi was beaten out by a local Rom-Com.

The Ex File 3: Return of the Exes pulled a stellar $86.7 million at the box office, completely dominating the latest Star Wars sequel.

Still, despite this setback, The Last Jedi is still going strong.

But with signs of box office earnings slowing down, will it manage to climb the all-time highest-grossing rankings? For now, we’ll have to wait and see. But the Force isn’t exactly strong with this one.

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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.

Ryan Leston

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Ryan Leston is the Founder and Editor of Screen Jolt. He's a big movie nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.