Weekend Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Crossing $1 Billion Globally


The Walt Disney Studios said Sunday that "The Last Jedi" is estimated to add $52.4 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $517.1 million. Disney-Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", its "Thor: Ragnarok" and Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" all took in more than $800 million each on a worldwide basis.

The eighth installment of the "Star Wars" franchise became the highest grossing film in the US for 2017 over the New Year's weekend, beating out "Beauty and the Beast". The sequel had the second-biggest domestic opening of all time, is due to reach the $1 billion mark worldwide over the new year, and is on route to be the highest grossing film of 2017.

Surprisingly, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has proven to have legs at the box office, just narrowly being beaten out by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Jake Kasdan's follow-up to the beloved 1995 Robin Williams movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart, and in its second weekend, it has earned $169.8 million domestically.

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The Last Jedi made a splash in its global opening weekend.

Rounding out the top five were Pitch Perfect 3, The Greatest Showman, and Ferdinand, which earned $17.7, $15.2, and $11.6 million, respectively. That number is set to rise, however, as the film is estimated to rake in $72 million over the course of the four-day weekend, which should up its domestic total to $537 million through Monday.

According to another report, "The Last Jedi" has already become the highest grossing film this year in Denmark and Sweden, and the fourth highest earning film in European markets in 2017. The film, which stars Jessica Chastain as the notorious poker mastermind Molly Bloom, expands nationwide January 5. If you'd like to contribute, you can always see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is in theaters right now.