– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Let’s hope Lucasfilm is ready to rake in the cash, because all signs are pointing to them making a whole lot of money the weekend of December 15.

According to Deadline, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to make north of $200 million in its opening weekend. While this is substantially less than The Force Awakens’ $248 million, it’s definitely joining some pretty exclusive company by even breaking $200 million.

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In all honesty, it’s more impressive to us that it’s tracking for that high at all. While Star Wars is a great brand, following the huge kickoff that was The Force Awakens, it became clear that no other film in the near future will be able to match its anticipation and performance.

However, In addition to the trailers being awesome, and all the positive buzz, there has been exactly zero on-set drama or extensive reshoot rumors for the film. Lucasfilm is a company that is proven to have trouble retaining directors, and yet The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson has not only stayed on with zero drama, but is set to pave new territory.

In case you somehow missed it, Johnson is now set to develop a whole new trilogy of Star Wars films for Lucasfilm, the first of which he will write and direct. Now, as great of news as that is, the real underlying statement from the studio is, “we love what Johnson has done, and we are confident you will too.”

If that didn’t raise expectations, we’re not sure what will. What do you think of these projections? Let us know down below!

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

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SOURCE: Deadline

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.