– 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.

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Source: Variety