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The Last Jedi (Already) Set to Pass $1 Billion at Box Office


Star Wars: The Last Jedi has achieved yet another box office milestone. After just three weeks in theaters, the film is officially set to top $1 billion at the global box office.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, in its third weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi amassed another $19.1 million on Friday from 4,232 theaters, bringing its domestic haul to an impressive $483.8 million and $974 million at the worldwide box office. 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. That would bring the film’s box office haul to just over $1 billion before international numbers are updated, pushing the film past the lifetime gross of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which finished with $1.06 billion, but still well below Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ $2 billion gross.

Surprisingly, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has proven to have legs at the box office, just narrowly being beaten out by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In its second weekend, the Jumanji reboot managed to take in another $17.8 million on Friday from 3,765 locations. It’s estimated to finish the weekend with $66 million-plus, bringing its domestic total around $187 million.

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Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.



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