Star Wars: The Last Jedi brings in $43.8M globally on Monday
Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi brought in $21.6 million domestically and $22.2 million internationally on Monday for a global sum of $43.8 million for the day. That means the film is up to $241.6 million in North America and $253 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $494.6 million.
Disney notes that the out-of-school benefit is 31% due to the earlier calendar configuration (Rogue One was 48% on its first Monday and Star Wars: The Force Awakens was 77%). Similarly, internationally the calendar configuration has an effect in that Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ first Monday was Dec. 21, which saw parts of Germany on holiday and UK and France both on full holiday, while for this Monday only parts of the UK are on holiday while France and Germany are not yet in holiday. The film will open in China on January 5th.
Here are the international highlights so far:
Like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One, Star Wars: The Last Jedi received an A CinemaScore from audiences. You can read our Star Wars: The Last Jedi reviews here and here. You can view all our previous Star Wars: The Last Jedi coverage by clicking here.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is 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 will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.
The sequel is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.