Disney's Star Wars Movies Just Passed A Significant Milestone

Jan 01, 2018, 01:08
Disney's Star Wars Movies Just Passed A Significant Milestone

With strong word of mouth from both critics and audiences, the film is aimed at the sort of family audiences that "Star Wars" hopes to keep coming into the theaters as kids are out of school on winter break.

On the last day of the calendar year, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has surpassed "Beauty and the Beast" as the top grossing film in North America in 2017.

75201 First Order AT-ST re-creates a memorable scene from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in which droid hero BB-8 rescues Finn and Rose from the forces of the First Order. Now, over five years later with three movies completed, Disney has earned back its investment.

Of course, this amount does not even count the fact that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has yet to air in China on Jan 5. It also does not factor in the sales from merchandising and other side revenues.

In December 2015, J.J. Abrams' The Force Awakens grossed $2.068 billion globally.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in second at the box office this weekend with $50.5 earned. That should bring its domestic total to $187 million by Sunday's end.

Then came Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the inaugural spin-off set in the larger universe of Star Wars.

"Going to the movies is truly a worldwide phenomenon", said comScore's Senior Media Analyst, Paul Dergarabedian.

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

Star Wars is likely looking at some serious box office numbers for a few more years before that ceiling begins to level off. The Last Jedi opened to a combined $450 million worldwide. If you'd like to contribute, you can always see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is in theaters right now.

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