It may have been the most divisive instalment of the franchise – and one that has led many fans to accuse Disney of killing the saga – but that hasn’t stopped Star Wars: The Last Jedi from topping the home-entertainment sales charts for the year so far.
As revealed by Star Wars Legacy and The Numbers, the Rian Johnson-directed The Last Jedi has shifted 3,869,705 Blu-rays and DVDs in the States, putting it ahead of Marvel’s Black Panther and Pixar’s Coco in second and third place with 3.81 million and 3.41 million units respectively.
There is of course still a few months to go this year, and so it’s possible that Black Panther – or, more likely, Avengers: Infinity War – will find itself sitting in top spot by the time that 2018 draws to a close.
However, the sales figures will surely prove welcome news for Lucasfilm, with the studio forced to reassess its Star Wars plans after this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story became the first chapter in the series to tank at the box office.
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).