After over two years of anticipation, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ finally hit theatres over this past weekend. Predictably, the film dominated the box office and posted some historic numbers in the process. ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ debuted to over $220 million domestically and a total of $450 million when you add in the international numbers. The historic numbers give the film the second highest box office opening of all time, second only to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The performance of the film more than resolidifies the franchise as the premier franchise in existence in Hollywood today and sets up J.J. Abrams nicely for when he closes out the new trilogy with Episode 9.
Outside of ‘The Last Jedi’, the rest of the box office was majorly disappointing. There was no direct competition or counter-programming plays made this weekend though there was another wide release with Fox’s ‘Ferdinand’. The film managed to bring in just over $13 million in its opening frame. Coupled with it’s outrageous $111 million budget this has to be a major disappointment for Fox. Pixar’s ‘Coco’ finished in the third spot by posting an additional $10 million in its third week of release bringing its overall total to over $448 million worldwide. ‘Wonder’ and the ‘Justice League’ rounded out the Top 5 with $5.4 million and $4.1 million respectively.
We’ve attached a full breakdown of the weekend’s numbers below.
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $220 million
2. Ferdinand – $13.32 million
3. Coco – $10 million
4. Wonder – $5.4 million
5. Justice League – $4.17 million
6. Daddy’s Home 2 – $3.8 million
7. Thor: Ragnarok – $2.9 million
8. The Disaster Artist – $2.6 million
9. Murder On The Orient Express – $2.4 million
10. Lady Bird – $2.1 Million
Source: Box Office Mojo