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Star Wars The Last Jedi - Domestic Box Office Now At $591 Million

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  • Star Wars The Last Jedi - Domestic Box Office Now At $591 Million

    I may try to see it on Thursday, but for sure by this weekend.

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    Saw a late showing last night at 1030pm. The movie is really good.

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      Star Wars The Last Jedi Delivers Second Largest Opening Ever

      Star Wars: The Last Jedi delivered on expectations, debuting with the second largest opening weekend of all-time and propelling the box office to the third largest weekend ever based on estimates. In an attempt at counter-programming, Fox's Ferdinand got off to a bit of a slow start against the might of Star Wars as well as the continued strong performance of Pixar's Coco as it fell below Mojo's expectations, though the studio is optimistic when it comes to the film's future.

      With an estimated $220 million, Star Wars: The Last Jedi delivered the second largest opening weekend ever behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which debuted with $247.9 million back in 2015. Last Jedi got off to a strong start on Thursday night with the second largest preview gross ever of $45 million and became only the second film to ever gross over $100 million on opening day resulting in the second largest opening day ever, second largest single day, second largest Friday and joins Force Awakens as the fastest films to reach $100 million.

      Opening day demographics show the film played to an audience that was 58% male vs. 43% female and of that audience 37% was 25 years old or under. Opening day audiences gave the film an "A" CinemaScore, matching the score for Force Awakens. However, there may be a small glitch in the Force as many are pointing to the RottenTomatoes audience score for Last Jedi, which is currently 56% vs. a 93% score from critics. It is the largest audience-to-critic divide for films in the Star Wars franchise on the site. Additionally, IMDb is showing a down tick in user ratings when compared to user ratings for Force Awakens (8.8/10) and Rogue One (8.3/10) on the Sunday following release with Last Jedi currently holding a 8/10 rating. Just how significant an effect this data has on the film may be difficult to assess given the sheer size of its grosses, but it's definitely worth noting.

      That being said, projecting the film's future prospects leads us to compare the multipliers for previous $200+ million openers as well as Rogue One. The breakdown looks like this:

      Force Awakens (3.8x multiplier) - $831.2 M
      Rogue One (3.4x multiplier) - $755.11 M
      Jurassic World (3.1x multiplier) - $687.38 M
      Avengers (3x multiplier) - $661.25 M

      It feels a safe assumption a domestic performance anywhere from $750-830 million is most likely and it will be interesting to see where it ends up, especially considering some of these early responses from moviegoers. Of course, Last Jedi's performance doesn't end at the domestic box office.

      Internationally, Last Jedi delivered an estimated $230 million overseas, which is the tenth largest overall international opening of all-time and the fifth largest global debut ever with $450 million. Those figures, however, take into account the fact The Fate of the Furious and Jurassic World also opened in China during their opening weekend. Exclude China grosses and Last Jedi holds the third largest global debut behind Force Awakens and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Of the markets where the film is already in release, opening weekend performances are as follows:

      UK - $36.7 M (3rd largest ever)
      Germany - $23.6 M (2nd largest ever)
      France - $18.1 M
      Australia - $15.9 M (2nd largest ever)
      Japan - $14.4 M
      Russia - $8.5 M
      Spain - $8.3 M
      Brazil - $7.2 M
      Italy - $7.0 M
      Mexico - $7.0 M
      Sweden - $6.0 M (2nd largest ever)
      Korea - $5.1 M

      Last Jedi opens in China on January 5.

      It's also worth noting, Last Jedi's opening helped push Disney over the $2 billion mark domestically, joining Warner Bros. as the only two studios to reach that mark in 2017. This is the third consecutive year Disney has reached $2 billion domestically, becoming the first and only studio to have achieved this and given their upcoming slate and pending Fox acquisition it would seem the streak may never end.

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        The Last Jedi Approaches $800M Global Box Office With Christmas Coin Counted

        After a weekend that included Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi unwrapped an added $42.3M globally on Monday’s Christmas Day. Of that, $14.8M comes from the international box office, repping 19% of the second weekend. The overseas cume is $396M through Monday with worldwide at $791.6M. The Rian Johnson-helmed film will cross $800M today.

        Comps to 2015’s The Force Awakens are not apples-to-apples given how the calendar played out this year. On its second international Monday, TFA took in 29% of the weekend, which had Christmas Day on the Friday. This time, Jedi‘s Monday was Christmas Day, and that slowed some turnstile action — particularly in the UK, where most cinemas were closed and the film brought in just $100K. The Boxing Day holiday today will punch that up.

        Globally, Monday’s figure was 29% of the weekend versus TFA‘s 25% in 2015. Rogue One‘s second Monday in 2016, conversely, was quite sizable — falling on December 26 last year and repping 44% of its weekend (which had also been impacted by the holiday).

        The UK leads all markets with $67.9M, followed by Germany ($42.6M), France ($31.1M), Japan ($29.6M) and Australia ($27.2M). The latter is going to be a very busy market this week with Jumanji, Coco and countryman Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman all taking their Oz bows.

        Overall overseas, Jedi‘s crystal foxes are running about 32% below The Force Awakens at the same point of play and about 40% above Rogue One. This weekend, Episode VIII became the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2017 in Europe and is the top-grossing film of 2017 in both Denmark and Sweden, the second-highest in Australia and the third-biggest in the UK.

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          Last Jedi Has Upper Hand Over Jumanji In New Year’s Weekend Duel As 2017 B.O. Closes With $11.1B – Monday Update

          New Year's Day update: In updated figures this morning, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi will own New Year’s weekend with $68.3M over four days, despite Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle coming on strong with $66.5M.

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            Jumanji Tops the Weekend and $500M Worldwide as Insidious 4 Scares Up Strong Debut

            Finishing third, Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi delivered an estimated $23.5 million, pushing the film's domestic cume to $572.5 million. It remains the sixth largest domestic release of all-time and won't challenge for a spot in the top five until it can top The Avengers' $623 million performance from 2012. Internationally, the film added another $64.7 million for an international gross totaling $632.7 million and a worldwide gross over $1.2 billion. The film now ranks as the 13th largest worldwide release of all-time, passing Captain America: Civil War ($1.153 billion) and Minions ($1.159 billion) this weekend.

            Notable this weekend was The Last Jedi's debut in China, which is estimated at $28.7 million. This ranks behind the $30 million opening weekend for Rogue One, which finished with $69.4 million in China, and well behind the $52.3 million debut for Force Awakens, which grossed nearly $125 million in China.

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              Jumanji Hangs On to #1 Spot Over MLK Weekend, Topping Four New Wide Releases

              Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi dipped even more than expected after losing 1,142 locations this weekend, down 52.5% and finishing with an estimated $11.27 million for the three-day. The film is expected to bring in ~$14.7 million for the four-day pushing its domestic cume just shy of $595 million. Additionally, with an estimated $19 million internationally the film's worldwide cume climbs to $1.265 billion, passing Beauty and the Beast to become the tenth largest worldwide release of all-time.

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