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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion At Global Box Office

01 January 2018, 02:09 | Ruben Stone

Mark Hamill sans milk dribbles in Star Wars The Last Jedi Credit John Wilson Lucasfilm

Mark Hamill sans milk dribbles in Star Wars The Last Jedi
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John Wilson  Lucasfilm

The tentpole is poised to gross $72 million for the four-day holiday weekend in North America, pushing its domestic cume to roughly $537 million through Monday, more than 25 percent behind the $742 million earned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago over the holidays. The set is now available from Argos either for home delivery or to collect in-store. It's almost 2018, and you've only watched "Star Wars" three times. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has pushed the collective total of the new Star Wars movies past the initial $4.06 billion price tag. The LEGO sets based on the upcoming movie are available now.

Since "the Force awoke" with Episode VII in 2015, each new "Star Wars" film has brought in upwards of $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in the said sequel for "Star Wars", is now experiencing the toxic side of the online community for the franchise. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Disney is expected to surpass this amount with the final sales of "The Last Jedi". This makes the movie the eighth-highest grossing domestic film of all time.

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The Last Jedi made a splash in its worldwide opening weekend.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in second at the box office this weekend with $50.5 earned. Fellow Star Wars actor Mark Hamill honored Fisher on social media, while her daughter and fellow Star Wars actress Billie Lourd visited the Northern Lights in memory of her mother. So, Disney has always been making money off of Star Wars but it's still an impressive benchmark for the movies.

If you're a box-office nerd like me, you know that the movie's box-office haul this week is actually bigger than what it pulled in during its debut weekend, and for the record, that hardly ever happens.



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