Star Wars: The Last Jedi is quickly nearing the ever-important $1 billion milestone. Yesterday, the film blew past $900 million and ended with a worldwide cume of $934.2 million.
The film has made $464.6 million domestically — making it the 11th highest grossing film in North America — and $469.6 million on the international front. In contrast to most big blockbusters, this divide between domestic and international is pretty small, as most others’ foreign box office makes up around 70 percent of their total. Despite some of the major criticisms that a lot of vocal fans have been making, the movie seems to be on track to do well for Lucasfilm.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn’t done opening in other markets yet, either. The film will still be opening in one major market in another week or so: China. The Force Awakens ended up making north of $120 million in that market, and many are speculating that The Last Jedi will perform even better than that. Of course, markets are hard to predict, so we’ll see if that ends up being the case. However, given that China’s film industry is on the rise, it wouldn’t be all that unexpected.
Plus, this coming weekend, the film is expected to pull in around $58 million domestically. This will launch it ahead of Beauty and the Beast’s already-impressive $504 million domestic performance. It’ll be very interesting to see how the movie performs in the coming weeks, as there is very little competition in the immediate future.
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