A 2017 box office figure of more than $1 billion is firmly in the sights of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The latest film in the saga was always going to be a box office behemoth, and despite its hugely divisive reaction from audiences, the Rian Johnson directed film is living up to that lucrative promise.
So far, The Last Jedi has claimed $844.2 million worldwide in fewer than two weeks, comprising of $424 million in North America and $420.4 million internationally.
Currently the 61st highest grossing film of all time, the $52.5 million in global takings on Tuesday has put the movie firmly on course to achieve $1 billion by the year’s end.
Reaching this figure would allow the film to join 2017’s Beauty and the Beast and Fate of the Furious which also achieved totals beyond $1 billion.
While The Last Jedi is performing very well and ahead of last year’s Rogue One, it is unsurprisingly way behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens which was helped by huge global anticipation.
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.