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– by Seth McDonald

While the film has more or less split the fandom down the middle (though critics have largely loved it), Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is still cleaning up at the box office. Keeping with the three-year-old tradition of Disney making tons of cash in December, The Last Jedi pulled in a hefty $45 million from Thursday night previews, a figure is only bested by the $57 million made by its predecessor, 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The film is still projected pull in around $200 million domestically from the over 4,000 screens it will be shown on throughout the United States and Canada, while worldwide figures are expected to top $400 million throughout the film’s opening weekend.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens was done, the film raked in nearly $1 billion domestically and just over $2 billion worldwide, and if projections for Star Wars: The Last Jedi hold up, the film could be poised to put up similar numbers.

Having seen the film last night, I can say that it is, interesting. And I will leave it at that for now. As a long time Star Wars fan, I’m still not sure how I feel about it, and a second viewing is needed. A lot of it I loved, and other aspects of it, I think I just need more time to process.

Have you seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi yet? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Variety

  • Moby85

    For fanboys like myself that haven`t seen it yet we`d appreciate a spoiler warning from fans in the comments for a couple weeks 🙂

    • Seth McDonald

      I can tell you Moby85, I watched it last night and, I still am not sure what to think. Parts were awesome and then some where, interesting choices? I dunno how to describe it.

      • Moby85

        Seeing it Tuesday, I’ll report back on one of the several spoiler posts LRM has, probably later that night.

  • DubCheezy

    So why are the critics reviews for this movie so good when the user reviews so far have been overwhelmingly negative? Just look at Metacritic, I’ve never seen such disparity between Critics and film-goers before.

  • Deathstroke936

    I feel a disturbance in the Force… like projections coming on the dark side or legs on the weak side…