Star Wars: The Last Jedi passes the $1 billion mark
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has crossed the $1 billion mark after three weeks of release with $1.040 billion through December 31! The film has passed Despicable Me 3 ($1.033 billion) to become the No. 3 global release of 2017 and is now the No. 24 global release of all time as it continues its worldwide run ahead of its debut in China on January 5th. Earning $52.4 million domestically from Friday to Sunday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has passed Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become the No. 1 release of 2017 in North America with $517.1 million through Sunday. The film, which is at No. 8 on the all-time domestic list, is expected to pull in $65.6 million for the four-day weekend, including New Year’s Day.
Internationally, Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $68 million for the three days to push its overseas total to $523.3 million. The top international territories include: UK ($91.5M); Germany ($62.0M); France ($45.6M); Japan ($40.4M); Australia ($35.1M); Spain ($19.9M); Brazil ($15.9M); Italy ($15.8M); Russia ($13.4M); Sweden ($12.2M); Mexico ($12.1M); Poland ($10.7M); Denmark ($9.2M); and The Netherlands ($9.0M).
Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.