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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Conquers US Weekend Box Office With #2 All-Time Opening

“The Last Jedi” got off to a predictably massive start at the US weekend box office.

In an utterly unsurprising outcome, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” delivered one of the biggest opening weekend performances in US box office history.

Per studio estimates, the new “Star Wars” film earned $220.0 million in its opening weekend.

The figure ranks as the second-biggest weekend gross ever. Only 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($248.0 million) had a bigger one.

“The Last Jedi,” meanwhile, is just the fourth film to gross more than $200 million in a weekend. “Jurassic World” ($208.8 million) and “Marvel’s The Avengers” ($207.4 million) are the two non-“Star Wars” films to achieve the feat.

The $220.0 million bow was, obviously, enough for #1 at this weekend’s box office.

Fellow newcomer “Ferdinand,” which takes #2 on the chart, earned $13.3 million.

“Coco” slips two spots to #3 with $10.0 million (cume now $150.8 million), while “Wonder” dips one place to #4 with $5.4 million (cume now $109.3 million).

“Justice League,” which was #2 last weekend, takes #5 on this weekend’s chart. It added $4.2 million to its haul (cume now $219.5 million).


Written by Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson's tenure at Headline Planet dates back to its 2002 origins. He played a pivotal role in the publication's evolution into an entertainment powerhouse.

Today, he focuses intently on movie and box office coverage. He also contributes stories on alternative areas like pro wrestling and mixed martial arts.

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