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

01 January 2018, 02:08 | Jermaine Blake

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the US box office's top earner of 2017... taking $517m in three weeks

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The eighth installment of the "Star Wars" franchise became the highest grossing film in the US for 2017 over the New Year's weekend, beating out "Beauty and the Beast".

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas now.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $68 million from 54 worldwide markets over the weekend.

Since "the Force awoke" with Episode VII in 2015, each new "Star Wars" film has brought in upwards of $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

It was never expected to reach the heights of The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi was facing some genuine competition during that second week in the form of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and The Greatest Showman.

Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in the said sequel for "Star Wars", is now experiencing the toxic side of the online community for the franchise.

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Then came Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the inaugural spin-off set in the larger universe of Star Wars.

According to another report, "The Last Jedi" has already become the highest grossing film this year in Denmark and Sweden, and the fourth highest earning film in European markets in 2017.

Star Wars is likely looking at some serious box office numbers for a few more years before that ceiling begins to level off.

Outside the top 10, Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut Molly's Game earned $2.3 million in its first full weekend, earning $5.2 million domestically since it opened in limited release on Christmas Day.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi now has an 83.28 ComicBook.com Composite Score. At the same time, an indirect racist slur has also been directed towards Finn (John Boyega) where a movie quote from Rose to Finn was replaced with "Heil Hitler and I don't know why I was casted in a good movie like 'Star Wars, '" due to Finn being a black character.

This should help calm down the fiery debate going on in the Star Wars fanbase.



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