The Last Jedi Is Going To Make So Much Money
Below Force Awakens but still huge.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theatres this weekend and it is expected to make a lot of money. Deadline reports that the sci-fi blockbuster is in line to make $424 million-$440 million worldwide after its first weekend. In the US and Canada alone, it's projected to make $200 million, with the rest coming from international markets.
By comparison, Star Wars: The Force Awakens made $247.9 million in the US and Canada for its opening weekend back in 2015, making up the rest of its $537.9 million first-weekend haul from international markets. That movie had the benefit of having a ton of built-up interest, as it was the first new entry in the mainline series in more than a decade.
Even if The Last Jedi comes in lower than The Force Awakens as it is expected to, $440 million worldwide is absolutely massive and would make it one of the strongest openings in the history of film.
The Force Awakens ended its theatrical run with $2.07 billion worldwide, making it the third highest-grossing movie in history. In the US and Canada, it banked $936.7 million and now stands as the highest-grossing movie ever domestically.
For more on The Last Jedi, check out GameSpot's The Last Jedi review here. Most big films have smartly gotten out of The Last Jedi's way this weekend, though one notable release is Fox's animated film Ferdinand.
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