– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has quite the high bar to live up to. Not only was Star Wars: The Force Awakens an enthusiastic return to form for the franchise, but it broke $2 billion at the box office after its record-breaking weekend of $247 million. Last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story also fared pretty well, with $155 million opening and overall worldwide haul of $1.05 billion.

Considering Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be a continuation of the main saga, we’re expecting it to do something a bit closer to The Force Awakens in terms of performance. But how close? Box Office Pro has their initial forecast.

According to the tracking site, Star Wars: The last Jedi is looking at a $215 million 3-day opening, which would make it the second highest opening of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It also projects that the film will make a solid $742 million domestically, which is around a 20 percent drop from The Force Awakens’ $936 million domestic haul.

In favor of this film is the fact that buzz is at an all-time high, that respected filmmaker Rian Johnson is behind it, and the fact that it’s Star Wars. The only thing it really has against it at this point is the fact that we’re all comparing it to The Force Awakens, which performed better than anyone could have hoped.

What do you think of these initial projections? Let us know down below!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15, 2017.

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SOURCE: Box Office Pro

  • Victor Roa

    that could buy me a lot of porgs.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Remember Alf, well he’s back, in Porg form.

      • Victor Roa

        ….. whoa, milhouse and Porgs, you’re blowing my mind

  • noahwayne0

    I projected a $212 million 3 day weekend

  • syambo87

    hope it surpasses Avatar as the movie with the biggest Box office…

    reasons being
    A. it is STAR WARS
    B. Luke Skywalker is in it… significantly
    C. Its Carrie Fishers Last Movie… Post Humous Movies tend to earn a bit more than non Post Humous movies…

    its a culture for Star Wars Fans to queue up in Costume to go see a Star Wars movie.. and the number of Fans going are only increasing in number… if the movie is Good… then Repeated showings.. and most fans are gonna go watch it in Imax… i know in Malaysia.. the Local Malaysian Star Wars Fan CLub has the Imax theater Booked for their fans for 1 session… and tickets are already sold out

  • Duck O’Death

    Naming it “The Last Jedi” was basically calling it “Luke Skywalker” … which alone will make it an extra $200M.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    I predict that no matter how good it is fan boys will see it multiple times then spend the next year complaining about it.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.