For frame of reference, that would be about $600 million ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's $1 billion gross and about $400 million behind the most impressive $2 billion haul that Star Wars: The Force Awakens pulled.
The Force Awakens and Rogue One have washed away the bad memories George Lucas's prequel trilogy; however, there appears to an undercurrent of unrest in the Star Wars universe.
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" ruled the box office roost for a second-straight weekend, as the $103 million it took in brought its USA gross to about $400 million, according to Box Office Pro.
Johnson left and Carrie Fisher on the set of"Star Wars The Last Jedi
Its lifetime run is expected to include $750 million to $800 million in North American ticket sales.
Not accounting for inflation, The Last Jedi has now outgrossed The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Attack of the Clones and A New Hope, and is fast closing in on Revenge of the Sith, which earned $849 million back in 2005.
So is this confirmation that the Star Wars universe is slowly careening off a cliff?
While this may invite comparison to The Force Awakens, the rollout for both films had a major difference. The film earned approximately $27.5 million on Christmas Day from North American theaters with $14.8 million more hailing from its global release. Plus, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle posed potent competition in posting a better-than-expected six-day debut of $72 million from 3,765 theaters.
After a lull on Christmas Eve, moviegoing picked up in earnest on Christmas Day as films saw huge day-over-day gains.
Through Christmas Day, The Last Jedi was trailing Force Awakens by almost $175 million in North America at the same point in their runs. The good news for Disney is that the movie is now playing more female and younger. Hollywood certainly isn't pleased that revenue for three-day weekend was down 6 percent from past year. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.
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