The Force is strong with this one. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has opened to an incredible $220 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.
The stellar opening weekend is second all-time, according to Variety, trailing only Star Wars: The Force Awakens which holds the record with $248 million. The latest chapter in the Skywalker Saga took in $104.8 million to start the weekend on Friday, followed by $64 million on Saturday and a projected $51.3 million on Sunday.
At the international box office, The Last Jedi took in a massive $230 million this weekend, for a projected total of $450 million through the weekend.
Senior media analyst at comScore Paul Dergarabedian noted that Star Wars films are in a class all there own when it comes to box office performance:
“‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ posts the second biggest preview gross, the second best single day gross ever recorded and if that were not enough, the second biggest opening weekend ever in North America, joining the elusive $200 million club with a knockout of a movie that is proving to be both catnip to the critics and moviegoers alike over what has become the strongest moviegoing weekend of 2017.”
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“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro.
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10 Moments From ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ That Blew Our Minds
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is finally here and the internet is exploding with glee. Not only is the movie a competent sequel that does a great job on building things up from The Force Awakens, but it’s also packed with awesome moments. The humor, action and set pieces culminate in an awesome movie jammed full of moments that will make audiences hum for years to come.
Beware, this article is packed full of The Last Jedi spoilers! It’s nearly impossible to talk about a movie’s coolest moments without mentioning a few plot points, so please, if you haven’t seen the movie yet wait and come back to this article! These moments will be enjoyable on repeat watches, but they are at their most exciting and awesome when they are a total surprise to the audience!
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