Star Wars: The Last Jedi slips at box office, but climbs overall ranking

In the first weekend of 2018, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” fell behind the family comedy “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” at the box office. Lucasfilm’s 8th episode in the Skywalker saga fell to third domestically with $23.6 Million in ticket sales, but maintained 2nd overall internationally bringing in $64.7M. It’s total box office take so far isĀ  a very respectable $1.2 Billion, $573 of that was domestic.

The bad news for The Last Jedi is that this was its opening weekend in China was a bit soft (early estimates have it around $28.5M). It’s already trending behind The Force Awakens and Rogue One. Next weekend it faces Jumanji, which will hurt its chance for any growth. The good news is that the film still has a couple dozen other international markets ahead of it.

The Last Jedi has now moved to 16th on the all time list. It’s overall performance is nothing to shake a stick at and I’m sure the suits in Burbank are happily counting up all the coin.

Do you plan to see “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” again before it leaves theaters for home video and cable?

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3 thoughts on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi slips at box office, but climbs overall ranking

  1. *** Dave

    I think TLJ remains in my vague Top 3 SW Movies cluster (along with Empire and Rogue One). Its flaws are in service of its characters, which makes up for a lot of sins and bad ideas, and visually it’s a stunning movie.

  2. AJ

    I had a hard time with TFJ so I’m not all that surprised it isn’t more closely mirroring the performance of The Force Awakens. Leaving all the nitpicking aside, my biggest complaint was that TFJ was the first SW movie I was actually bored during. I hope that Disney and Lucasfilm don’t dismiss the concerns a large segment of fans (~50% according to rotten tomatoes) had with this movie.

    It’s an encouraging sign that they do recognize some shortcomings by having JJ Abrams back for the 3rd installment.

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