As you may have heard, the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga opened in theaters around the world this weekend, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi performing better than expected with a global opening weekend of $450 million (it had been tracking $425 million worldwide).
Domestically, Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $220 million, second only to the $248 million debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens back in 2015 in terms of the biggest opening weekends of all time.
In the international markets the film amassed $230 million, including $36.7 million in the UK, $23.6 million in Germany and $18.1 million in France. Globally, it recorded the fifth biggest worldwide opening of all time after The Fate of the Furious, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.
The Last Jedi is yet to open in China, and will make its way to the Middle Kingdom on January 5th.
In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi sees returning cast members Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Gwendoline Christie (Captain Phasma), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke), Peter Mayhew and Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Tim Rose (Admiral Ackbar), Mike Quinn (Nien Nunb) and Warwick Davis joined by new additions Jimmy Vee (Pan) as R2-D2, Kelly Marie Tran (Ladies Like Us) as Rose, Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy) as DJ and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park) as Vice Admiral Holdo.