'Last Jedi' Is 2017's Box Office Winner in a Women-Led Year

Star Wars Storms-of-Crait

Star Wars Storms-of-Crait

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story surpassed the $4.06 billion.

At this pace, it will pass the $504 million made by "Beauty and the Beast" to become 2017's highest grossing domestic release by New Year's Eve on Sunday, with industry estimates expecting a third weekend total of $54 million from 4,232 screens to give it a $537 million total by year's end.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in second at the box office this weekend with $50.5 earned.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens kicked things off in 2015 with a whopping $2.068 billion globally. While it's true that The Last Jedi saw a huge dip from its opening to its second weekend, that by no means represents that the film is "in trouble". The tentpole's worldwide total will see a significant jolt when it opens on January 5 in China, its final market.

The eighth installment of the "Star Wars" franchise became the highest grossing film in the USA for 2017 over the New Year's weekend, beating out "Beauty and the Beast".

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The Last Jedi's worldwide box office has been projected to reach $1.6 billion before the end of its run. This makes the movie the eighth-highest grossing domestic film of all time.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi now has an 83.28 ComicBook.com Composite Score. The amount does not include the sales for the Star Wars attractions at its theme parks and movie merchandising.

On a final note, fans of "Star Wars" would also do well to remember that the movie franchise, ever since it began on 1977, has always been about a group of people from all walks of life rebelling against a tyrannical order.

Amidst all the chaos in the Star Wars community, a misleading rumor started running around, suggesting that Hamill didn't know the ending of the Star Wars sequel trilogy installment when he worked on the film. So, Disney has always been making money off of Star Wars but it's still an impressive benchmark for the movies.

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