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.
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?
'We say Christmas again very proudly'
Trump's teleconference, where the President touted the military and their families, continues a tradition set by past presidents. In a Christmas Eve call to USA troops overseas, President Trump said the nation is saying Merry Christmas "very proudly".
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.
On his Instagram account, Harrison confirmed the signing by posting a photo with #Tom Brady with the caption: "Finally". With a week 17 win over the New York Jets, New England will secure the #1 seed in the conference.
Excerpts released by Buckingham Palace indicate Elizabeth praises the "powerful identities" of Manchester and London. She said: "I don't know that anyone had invented the term 'platinum" for a 70th wedding anniversary when I was born.
The zoo remained closed to the public on what had been expected to be a busy day at the popular facility in Regent's Park. One aardvark, Misha , died in the blaze and a spokesperson for the zoo has confirmed four meerkats are now missing.
Maroon 5 mgr among many others, thoughts and prayers to his family, his kids, & The ( Maroon 5 ) family. The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed Feldstein's death on Saturday, Dec. 23, according to THR .
Fire officials were investigating whether a Christmas tree was to blame for the fire at the Irving house. All families have been relocated or are in a Red Cross Shelter located the First Baptist Church.
He was Google's CEO for ten years until 2011, and the chairman of the board from 2001 to 2004, and later from 2007 to 2001. In 2015, Google restructured to become Alphabet and Schmidt assumed the same role at the newly named parent company.
Lawrence had revealed that the negative reviews for mother! is what caused a strain. "My knees buckled", she recalled. The 62-year-old will also hold discussions with her children over what themes they would like to see each year.
Sunday's steady snowfall, though admittedly worrying for some motorists, thrilled area residents dreaming of a white Christmas. Highs Christmas Day will be in the 20s while temperatures on Tuesday will only recover to the low- to mid-teens.
Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav on the ground that it was not applicable in cases related to spies. The exact time of the meeting is not immediately known but officials said it would be around midday or early afternoon.
Did Migos Offset cheat on Cardi B?
Clearly, she forgave him, as later that month, she accepted his proposal when he got down on one knee at her concert. A request for comment from Cardi B's rep wasn't immediately returned. "Yea video maybe fake but it says it all".
Christmas Tree Recycling Begins in Las Vegas Area
These candles were soon used to decorate the tree, which later evolved into putting up Christmas lights and ornaments. The trees from the nursery are planted throughout the Lancaster County Park System.
Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs Airtel vs Idea
After Reliance Jio launched the Rs 199 and Rs 299 plan last week, BSNL and Vodafone have been quick to catch up on the offering. Jio's Rs 199 prepaid recharge plan gives subscribers 1.2 GB daily data while the Rs 299 plan offers 2 GB data per day.
Harry Kane admit Alan Shearer's inspired landmark treble
Speaking to BT Sport after the victory at Turf Moor, the England worldwide said: "I am aware I've equalled Alan Shearer's record". When you look at their team, they are a top-class team and put in a great performance against us and made it really tough.