Star Wars: The Last Jedi Box Office is Up to $934 Million

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Box Office is Up to $  934 Million

Star Wars: The Last Jedi box office is up to $ 934 million

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi added $ 19.4 million domestically and $ 22.7 million internationally on Thursday, for a global day of $ 42.1 million. The film is now up to $ 464.6 million in North America, $ 469.6 million overseas, and $ 934.2 million worldwide.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson (BrickLooper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Columbia Pictures‘ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle grossed $ 15 million on Thursday from 3,765 theaters, bringing the domestic total to $ 119.3 million. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. The film was made for about $ 90 million.

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The Last Jedi Reaches $844M Globally, Jumanji is Up to $89.1M Domestically

The Last Jedi Reaches $  844M Globally, Jumanji is Up to $  89.1M Domestically

The Last Jedi reaches $ 844M globally, Jumanji is up to $ 89.1M domestically

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $ 28.3 million domestically and $ 24.2 million internationally on Tuesday, for a global total of $ 52.5 million for the day. That means the film has reached $ 424 million in North America, $ 420.2 million overseas, and a worldwide sum of $ 844.2 million. Star Wars: The Last Jedi has now passed Wonder Woman ($ 412.6 million) domestically to become the #2 domestic release of 2017 to date, behind only Beauty and the Beast ($ 504 million).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson (BrickLooper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

Columbia Pictures‘ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle took in $ 17.1 million on Tuesday from 3,765 locations, bringing the domestic total to $ 89.1 million. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. The film was made for about $ 90 million.

Also reaching a milestone on Tuesday was Disney•Pixar’s Coco, which added $ 3 million domestically and $ 5.3 million internationally. The film has now earned $ 500 million worldwide, with $ 167.3 million coming from North America and $ 332.7 million from overseas. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and more.

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How ‘The Last Jedi’ & ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Prove a Hero Can Be Anyone

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If two of the most anticipated movies from this year – Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 – have anything in common, it’s that they are both science fiction and fantasy movies rich with new ideas. In addition, they are also both polarizing films, garnering a divisive response from both hardcore Star Wars devotees and mainstream audiences. In this editorial, however, I want to examine another common thread that binds both movies: how they both deconstruct decades of shared franchise history to show how a hero can be anyone. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Blade Runner 2049 have something characteristically in common. You might not have noticed this at first, but both films feature heroes, Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Ryan Gosling’s Officer K, that are more similar than you might think. ›››

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You can thank Carrie Fisher for her zingers in ‘The Last Jedi’

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Carrie Fisher did more than reprise her role as General Leia Organa in the newest installment of the Star Wars franchise.

Before her death at age 60 last year, she brought her own wit and humor with her into The Last Jedi — and director Rian Johnson was all about it. He included some one-liners that have that characteristic Fisher bite, which she wrote herself.

In an interview with PEOPLE, Johnson credited Fisher with at least two quippy lines. The first was a line about her new hairstyle she makes to Mark Hamill’s character, Luke Skywalker. Read more…

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Box Office Explodes to $450 Million Worldwide!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi box office explodes to $ 450 million worldwide!

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi exploded to a global opening of $ 450 million! The film entered the record books with an estimated domestic opening of $ 220 million to become the No. 1 debut of 2017 and the No. 2 debut of all time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ $ 247.9 million. Internationally, excluding China (it opens there on January 5), Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $ 230 million from 54 markets.

The $ 450 million global debut ranks as the No. 5 opening of all time, behind only The Fate of the Furious (including China), Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World (including China), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. The new Star Wars movie had a $ 40.6 million global IMAX debut from 776 screens, which is the second-best global debut ever in IMAX history (excluding China) after Star Wars: the Force Awakens.

Here’s the market breakdown so far: UK $ 36.7M; Germany $ 23.6M; France $ 18.1M; Australia $ 15.9M; Japan $ 14.4M; Russia $ 8.5M; Spain $ 8.3M; Brazil $ 7.2M; Italy $ 7.0M; Mexico $ 7.0M; Sweden $ 6.0M; and Korea $ 5.1M.

Like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue OneStar Wars: The Last Jedi received an A CinemaScore from audiences, which should mean a healthy road ahead for the film’s box office.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson (BrickLooper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members will include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Ferdinand, based on the book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, opened in second place in North America with $ 13.3 million from 3,621 theaters, an average of $ 3,680 per location. Internationally, the film earned $ 6.2 million in 18 markets. It will open in a further 44 markets next weekend. Directed by Carlos Saldanha, the film features the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Silvestre, David Tennant, Flula Borg, Jerrod Carmichael, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Juanes, Boris Kodjoe, Karla Martínez, and more.

Disney•Pixar‘s Coco dropped a spot to third with $ 10 million and has now earned $ 150.8 million domestically after four weeks. Internationally, Coco took in $ 27.4 million and has grossed $ 297.4 million, for a worldwide total of $ 448.2 million, with $ 153.9 million coming from China and $ 57.2 million from Mexico. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and more.

Coming in at fourth place was Lionsgate’s Wonder, which added $ 5.4 million this weekend and has grossed $ 109.3 million after five weeks. Internationally, the film added another $ 9.4 million and is now at $ 44.4 million. Worldwide, Wonder has earned $ 153.7 million. Directed by Stephen Chbosky, Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Noah Jupe.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Justice League rounded out the top five with $ 4.2 million, to take its total to $ 219.5 million domestically. Internationally, the comic book movie earned $ 5.3 million and has now brought in $ 414.5 million ($ 103.9 million from China alone), for a global total of $ 634 million. Comparing the movie to previous DC Comics films, Man of Steel grossed $ 668 million worldwide, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $ 873.3 million, Suicide Squad earned $ 745.6 million, and Wonder Woman brought in $ 821.8 million. Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J.K. Simmons.

Repeating in sixth place was Paramount Pictures’ Daddy’s Home 2, directed by Sean Anders and starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, and Mel Gibson. The sequel, produced for $ 69 million, earned $ 3.8 million and has made $ 96.6 million after six weeks. Internationally, the comedy added $ 5.8 million this weekend and has now grossed $ 61 million, for a global total of $ 157.6 million. In 2015, the first Daddy’s Home earned $ 150 million domestically and $ 92.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $ 242.8 million.

And dropping to seventh place was Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, which grossed $ 3 million its seventh weekend for a domestic total of $ 306.4 million. With the international total of $ 535.4 million(with $ 112 million of that coming from China), the movie’s global total stands at $ 841.8 million. The first Thor earned $ 449.3 million worldwide and Thor: The Dark World took in $ 644.5 million globally. Made for $ 180 million, the Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.

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Dark vs. Light: ‘Star Wars’ fans storm social media with dueling ‘Last Jedi’ opinions

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Spoiler alert! This post contains big spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Seriously, get out of here now if you don’t want to know what happens.

The critical response to The Last Jedi has been overwhelmingly positive, with reviews lauding the film for — among other things — deviating from the Star Wars norm.

Audiences online, though, haven’t been quite so enamored of the movieAs Mashable reported earlier this week, the gap between Rotten Tomatoes scores from critics vs. those from moviegoers was, at one point, a whopping 37 percent.

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Review: Rian Johnson’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is Bold But Off-Balance

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Written and directed by filmmaker Rian Johnson (of Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper), Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second entry in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Upon its release in late 2015, The Force Awakens received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and praise from fans worldwide for restoring the saga’s former glory while injecting it with fresh blood. As beloved as Episode VII was, however, one criticism continued to appear: it was too safe; a rehash of George Lucas’ 1977 film. If Abrams’ movie was too safe, then Johnson’s follow-up may prove too risky. ›››

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Featurette Focuses on the New Worlds of the Latest Saga Sequel

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We know that the official TV spots for Star Wars: The Last Jedi are starting to show a little too much from the next sequel in the iconic sci-fi saga. But you can trust that the film’s featurettes being released through the official Star Wars channel on YouTube are keeping secrets safe and sound while also showing us some outstanding behind the scenes footage and brief snippets of clips from the movie.

A new Star Wars: The Last Jedi featurette puts a focus on the new worlds we’ll encounter, specifically the casino city of Canto Bight and the planet Crait. There are quick shots of new footage on display, but absolutely nothing that will spoil any plot points for you, so don’t worry.

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There’s nothing revealed as far as the story is concerned. However, we do see that there will be some kind of big action sequence on Canto Bight involving a certain creature we’ve seen in featurettes before. It looks like they tear through the city and create some destruction for the wealthier inhabitants of the galaxy who are just trying to avoid the conflict between the Resistance and the First Order.

Meanwhile, we see the stunning visuals created by the environment on the planet Crait. Action sequences that take place on this planet were shot on location in Bolivia in the middle of salt flats. There’s a red mineral under a layer of salt flakes and dust, which is why we see large eruptions of red dust on the ground in the various shots we’ve seen on Crait. It certainly makes for a pretty landscapes amidst all the death and destruction.

Finally, we get a retread of Ahch-To, the planet where Luke Skywalker has secluded himself  on an island from the rest of the galaxy. There’s not much to be seen there that we haven’t caught already, but the location is rather beautiful.

Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares to do battle with the First Order.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is directed by Rian Johnson, and it features all-star cast rounded out by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi flies into theaters on December 15, 2017.

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New Behind-the-Scenes Training Video for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

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“This is the hardest physical thing I’ve done yet.” Time for a Star Wars training montage! Disney released another behind-the-scenes featurette for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, this one all about the physical training and fight choreography with the actors. It starts out focusing on Daisy Ridley as Rey, but then continues to show footage of Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, and finally Adam Driver as Kylo Ren. At this point, Disney is just giving us more teases and glimpses to keep the hype going until it hits theaters in two weeks. I’ve already got my tickets, I’m already ready to go, hoping nothing I’ve seen so far spoils the in-theater experience. It is exciting to see how much work they put into this movie, all the effort into making it look perfect. And I wish I was friends with this Liang Yang guy. He seems cool. ›››

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The First Word Spoken in ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Revealed by Rian Johnson

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With Star Wars: The Last Jedi less than two weeks from hitting theaters, director Rian Johnson and the cast of the anticipated sequel are making the publicity rounds all over the world. Just before the weekend, they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live, and while they didn’t bring any new footage with them, there was one little detail revealed about the movie probably only the most hungry fans will want to hear.

Director Rian Johnson was struggling to think of something he could reveal when Jimmy Kimmel asked him to give away a little nugget from Star Wars: The Last Jedi that we didn’t know about yet. Then he gave him the softball question of revealing what the first word spoken in Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be. Find out what it is below.

If you don’t have a minute to spare to watch the whole video, Rian Johnson gives away the first word starting at 38 seconds into the video. But for those of you who maybe can’t play the video for whatever reason, we’ll just tell you. Rian Johnson says “we’re” is the first in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi opening line.

So what does this tell us about the opening scene of Star Wars: The Last Jedi? The easy answer is not much. But at the same time, this might just confirm that the first scene of the movie will not immediately take us back to Ahch-To where Rey was last seen attempting to give Luke Skywalker back his old lightsaber.

If “we’re” is the first word said in the movie, I can’t imagine either Rey or Luke beginning their interaction with a sentence that starts with the word “we’re.” Rey could maybe say, “We’re going to need your help,” or Luke could immediately refuse to be part of whatever Rey has come to retrieve him for by saying, “We’re not doing this,” or something like that. But either of them starting the first sentence they say to each other with “we’re” just feels a bit awkward.

More than likely, this first word is said by somebody in the Resistance. And it’s probably part of the opening assault that the First Order will make against them on the planet D’Qar, where the Resistance base is located. We know that one of the early sequences of the movie is a space battle about that planet thanks to a book that ties into The Last Jedi, and since all Star Wars movies immediately go from the scrolling text in space to some kind of scene that is taking place in space, this is most likely where the movie will begin.

For those curious, here are the first lines of every live-action Star Wars movie so far:

  • Star Wars: The Phantom Menace – “Captain.”
  • Star Wars: Attack of the Clones – “Senator, we’re making our final approach into Coruscant”
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – “Lock on to him, R2.”
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – “Mama!”
  • Star Wars: A New Hope – “Did you hear that?”
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – “Echo Three to Echo Seven.”
  • Star Wars: Return of the Jedi – “Command station, this is ST321, code clearance blue.”
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens – “This will begin to make things right.”

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