'The Last Jedi' Celebrates NYE By Passing $1B At The Box Office

'The Last Jedi' Celebrates NYE By Passing $1B At The Box Office

'The Last Jedi' Celebrates NYE By Passing $1B At The Box Office

The Last Jedi is still pacing well behind 2015's record-breaking The Force Awakens, but in a matter of days, it will surpass the entire global gross of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which earned $1.06 billion after opening a year ago.

Actors Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Writer/Director Rian Johnson, Producer Ram Bergman, Composer John Williams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Right now fans who're against The Last Jedi are using the rumor to help fuel the negativity, so it's good to hear Hamill strongly debunking the hearsay.

The $4.06 billion also does not count the more lucrative marketing strategy Walt Disney Studios makes out of the Star Wars films.

The Star Wars legend, however, debunked the rumor, calling it "complete BS". This means that one of the core messages of "Star Wars" is to set aside racial diversity for a noble goal. That number is set to rise, however, as the film is estimated to rake in $72 million over the course of the four-day weekend, which should up its domestic total to $537 million through Monday.

Neither box office analysts nor Disney expected "Last Jedi" to match the gross for "The Force Awakens", which had the advantage of being the first "Star Wars" movie in a decade to be released. That is the fifth largest opening in box office history.

This should help calm down the fiery debate going on in the Star Wars fanbase. The next standalone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.

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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