“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Has Second Largest Domestic Opening In History

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” took in $220 million domestically this weekend and had the second largest opening in box office history, only to be beaten by it’s predecessor, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

The domestic box office breakdown goes as follows:
Thursday night: $45 million
Friday: $60 million
Saturday: $64 million
*Sunday: $51 million
*projected box office

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” also pulled in $230 million from the international box office bringing it’s total global box office to $450 million.

From Variety:

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has become only the fourth movie to top $200 million domestically in its opening frame, joining 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2015’s “Jurassic World” with $208.8 million, and 2012’s “The Avengers” with $207.4 million. It will finish the weekend 29% above the “Star Wars” spinoff “Rogue One,” which opened with $155.1 million on the same weekend a year ago.

“Truly in a class by themselves, the movies of the “Star Wars” franchise continue to re-write the history books as to what is possible in terms of box office performance,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore.

“‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ posts the second biggest preview gross, the second best single day gross ever recorded and if that were not enough, the second biggest opening weekend ever in North America, joining the elusive $200 million club with a knockout of a movie that is proving to be both catnip to the critics and moviegoers alike over what has become the strongest moviegoing weekend of 2017,” he added.

Audiences surveyed by comScore’s PostTrak gave stellar marks to the tentpole with 66% calling it “excellent” and another 23% rating it “very good.” A total of 79% said they would “definitely recommend” the movie.

Domestic tracking for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has remained in the $200 million range since Nov. 22, when first estimates emerged. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” wound up its domestic run with a record-setting $936.7 million and $2.07 billion worldwide. “Rogue One” went on to gross $532.2 million by the end of its domestic run and $1.03 billion worldwide.

Source: Variety

I don’t know about you, but there are times when planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming! There are so many options, where to stay, when to go, is this the best price. So, I want to introduce you all to Cindy Minor and the team at Small World Big Fun. They will help you plan your Disney vacation for FREE. Contact them today!

Get a FREE Disney Vacation Planning Video

About the author

Joe Hogarty

Joe moved from New York to Florida back in 1997. He currently resides in St. Petersburg and visits the parks frequently. His first visit to the Magic Kingdom was when he was 8 years old back in 1974. Joe originally originally started as a photographer for WDWNT and is now the host of WDWNT: Nerd Alert, our movie reviewer and reports the news for WDWNT. You can contact Joe through email at [email protected]

4 Comments

Click here to post a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  • Obviously the clods running this “site” have selectively omitted the fact the there is a wide disparity between the overall “critics” reviews of the film and the audiences reviews of the film, and the reprehensible malfeasance on the part of these so called critics, including the fool that that reviewed it here. My partner and I saw the film over the weekend and found it quite dreadful, and our opinion is clearly in line with the majority that has seen it as well. This is obviously the elephant in the room in that that there is an extreme insincerity when giving honest opinions regarding anything Disney.

  • Now I will have to repond to that sarcastic remark to underpayed cast member. I go to the Parks almost every year. And have been on 4 Disney cruises. And see most Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars movies opening day. So Im obviously part of the problem. But Disney is getting close to raping the public (and its employees) every time they go on vacation. This company has gone so far astray from what its founder (not shareholders) created that Im wondering if it will ever be the “Happiest place on earth” again. When I can get off a plane in Ireland or Europe for the same amount of money as a Disney vacation. Theres definitely something wrong. And just because Disney can buy everthing doesnt mean it should. Its not a free market if they dont let you choose. Last Jedi was a great movie. Im sure Mickeys lunch money from the Fox purchase will be replenished quickly.

Latest Videos