Star Wars: The Last Jedi to pass magic $1 billion mark

Alicia Cross
January 1, 2018

However, that could change once the actual numbers are released on New Year's Day.

In the meantime, the Skywalker clan is staying put.

According to studio estimates on Sunday, "The Last Jedi" will add $52.4 million over the weekend bringing its domestic total to $517.1 million.

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! Where it finishes on the chart is entirely dependent on how fast it fades during the month of January.

The Force is strong with this one. The Last Jedi has been playing somewhere in the middle, which could translate to a January good for $150 million.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is expected to take in an estimated $65.6 million for the four-day holiday weekend in North America, for a total $530.3 million total since it opened there three weeks ago, said industry watcher Exhibitor Relations. The film passed "Beauty and the Beast" as the top domestic release of the year. In its second weekend, the Jumanji reboot managed to take in another $17.8 million on Friday from 3,765 locations. The Jake Kasdan sequel to the 1995 feature hit the ground running on December 20 and hasn't stopped since.

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"The Last Jedi" is now the eighth-largest domestic release of all time with $517 million. Early foreign totals for the Dwayne Johnson action comedy now stand at $50 million.

In third was "Pitch Perfect 3" from Universal, at $22.7 million. The Matt Damon-starrer has earned only $17.1 million to date against a $68 million production budget.

In its first weekend in theaters after debuting on Christmas Day, Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" took in $5.5 million, bringing its total to $12.6 million. The Fox film netted $15.2 million. The two-week total for Greatest Showman is $49 million so far.

Another adult-targeted film, Alexander Payne's "Downsizing", is struggling in theaters, taking in $4.6 million in its second weekend in theaters. Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday.

Have a safe and Happy 2018, folks!

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