Published: Wed, December 27, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

'The Last Jedi' Approaches $800M Global Box Office With Christmas Coin Counted

'The Last Jedi' Approaches $800M Global Box Office With Christmas Coin Counted

As expected, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" held the top spot at the box office over the weekend. In spite of this, the movie is still projected to outshine the likes of The Avengers when all is said and done. Star Wars has historically peaked with the first entries in their trilogies with The Empire Strikes Back and Attack of the Clones both falling roughly 30 percent domestically over the course of their entire runs compared to their predecessors, according to Forbes. The film, distributed by Walt Disney Co., has now grossed over $745 million since its December 15 release, already enough to make it the 10th-highest grossing film of the year, but the film's domestic take still puts it 30% behind its predecessor, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which was released in 2015, according to Box Office Pro data. Of that, $14.8M comes from the worldwide box office, repping 19% of the second weekend.

The Last Jedi's current domestic total (at $395.6 million) is also significant - especially when you consider an alt-right group has taken credit for the film's plummeting audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Downsizing" took in a quiet $4.6 million at 2,558 theaters in its Friday-Sunday debut and should finish four-day frame with $6.2 million.

The film has now grossed $365 million domestically and is already the third highest domestic release of 2017 only behind Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman.

This was the helmet introduced in The Force Awakens that brought Ben Solo (Adam Driver) closer to his grandfather Darth Vader - the pitch-black intimidation and voice modulation of evil nostalgia.

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Moviegoers may have been immersed in holiday parties and preparations in the days leading up to Christmas, but they still filled theaters for some Jedi Knight magic.

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"Jumanji" also opened solidly with $49.5 million in 53 worldwide markets, finishing ahead of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in 28 territories. Some questions from The Force Awakens were finally answered and new questions were set up for future movies to answer.

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