'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion At Global Box Office

01 January, 2018, 02:12 | Author: Rita Burton
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That would bring the film's box office haul to just over $1 billion before global numbers are updated, pushing the film past the lifetime gross of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which finished with $1.06 billion, but still well below Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $2 billion gross.

After just three weeks in theaters, "Star Wars: Episode VIII" has surpassed the domestic box-office haul of "Beauty and the Beast", which spent more than four months in theaters across the country and made just over $500 million in the U.S. Analysts who spoke to TheWrap said a reasonable goal for "The Last Jedi" would be $1.4 billion, a worldwide total 30 percent less than "Force Awakens" that would put it in the top 10 highest grossing films of all-time and on the same level as "Avengers: Age of Ultron".

The Star Wars legend, however, debunked the rumor, calling it "complete BS". The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi have earned over $4 billion combined.

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Walt Disney Studios has marketed over $4 billion in ticket sales from the new Star Wars movies.

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". It's almost 2018, and you've only watched "Star Wars" three times. Domestically, The Last Jedi is the highest grossing movie of the year. That helped push its worldwide total well past the $1 billion mark. Horror movies, which do not quite play to the same effect on Netflix and other streaming services, were a particular bright spot for theaters, with films like "It" and "Get Out" becoming cultural sensations.

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.


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