Star Wars: The Last Jedi scores $450m

Yolanda Curtis
December 18, 2017

That counts as the second-largest opening weekend in US cinema history. However, it does not take long for the First Order to catch up, which reveals that they now have the technology that lets them track their ships through hyperspace. It's also in keeping with Johnson's sense of humour, the passing of the guard, and the subversion of typical Star Wars tropes within the movie. Episode VIII is the fifth-biggest global debut of all time, pulling in $450 million worldwide.

The Star Wars franchise has always been great at turning something that seemed inconsequential at the time and turning it into something that ends up paying off down the line and the new trilogy is no exception.


"This movie is terrific". "If any "Star Wars" fan out there imagines what their reaction would be if they were asked to direct the next [film], that's how I felt", he adds. The split between the two scores is generally a lot smaller.

General audience opinion on The Last Jedi was similarly effusive, with the film receiving an "A" grade from ticket-buying viewers, as reported by audience polling site CinemaScore.


We'll have to wait until next week to see if any negative word of mouth actually affects the box-office haul. I started getting choked up, I didn't know why'. Those games include Star Wars Battlefront 2, Star Wars X wing games, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Force Unleashed, Lego Star Wars, and many more Star Wars games.

Internationally, the movie brought in an estimated $230 million, the fifth largest debut of all time.


In third place, the Disney/Pixar animation Coco brought in just over $10m (£7.5m) during its fourth weekend in North American cinemas.

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