Within its first few days of release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has received the second largest domestic opening gross of all time, having earned $220 million dollars from 4,232 screens. On its opening day, the film earned $104.8 million and earned an extra $63.7 million the following day. In addition, it had earned $45 million from preview screenings on Thursday. The only film to have grossed more money on its opening weekend in domestic territories is The Last Jedi‘s predecessor, The Force Awakens.
The Last Jedi‘s earnings have also allowed Disney to have a domestic gross of over $2 billion for the third time in a row. Excluding China, which will see the film’s release come early January, the film has already made a worldwide gross of $450 million. This allows the film to have the fifth highest global opening in history.
The film has also garnered praise from critics and audiences, having earned an A on CinemaScore and a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The only detractors the film has so far are Star Wars purists who took issue with several storytelling decisions.
Given that the first few days of its theatrical run have passed, it will be interesting to see how it still stand up against upcoming films in the weeks to come. Though based on the successful theatrical run of The Force Awakens, it would not be unprecedented if The Last Jedi became the highest grossing film for several weeks in a row.
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– Mark Tan
Source: The Wrap
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters.
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.
Directed by Rian Johnson and stars Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis.