‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is Highest Grossing Film of 2017, Passes $1 Billion at Worldwide box office
The force has definitely been with the box office of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. After just three weeks in theaters, the latest film in the franchise has become the No. 1 film of the 2017 box office.
Its $52.4 million domestic take over the New Year’s weekend pushed it past Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to a total of $533 million. It is now the seventh highest grossing film of all time, and will likely end its run in sixth place.
Internationally, the film made $120.4 million over the weekend, which helped it top $1 billion worldwide.
The film follows the continuing saga of Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, Poe Dameron, General Leia and Luke Skywalker.
The success of The Last Jedi has given Disney five of the top 10 highest grossing movies of the year. These films have given studio another $6 billion year.
The franchise returns to the big screen May 25 with Solo: A Star Wars Story.