It was already the highest-grossing release of 2017, and now Star Wars: The Last Jedi has reached another box office milestone, with the divisive Episode VIII pushing its global haul beyond the $1.3 billion mark.
The Rian Johnson-directed film has grossed $610.8 million domestically, in addition to a further $701.1 million from international markets, for a total of $1.312 billion to date.
Despite becoming the second biggest Star Wars movie to date after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the ninth biggest film of all time, there has been some talk that the film has disappointed financially, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that it has fallen some $200 million short of some analysts’ predictions. It also fared quite poorly in China, being pulled from theaters after just two weeks with $41 million in the bank.
Has The Last Jedi underperformed at the box office, or is a $1.3 billion gross in line with what you expected? Let us know your thoughts in the comments…
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.