'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion At Global Box Office

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion At Global Box Office

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion At Global Box Office

The Last Jedi is still pacing well behind 2015's record-breaking The Force Awakens, but in a matter of days, it will surpass the entire global gross of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which earned $1.06 billion after opening previous year. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in USA theaters on December 15, 2017. The Last Jedi opened to a combined $450 million worldwide.

In what should come as no surprise whatsoever, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is continuing to earn a lot of money.

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.

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Jackson joins former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and Nevada's Colin Kaepernick as the only players to accomplish the feat. Thompson struggled with his accuracy against Ole Miss, but that shouldn't come as a surprise given his lack of experience.

LEGO Star Wars 75201 First Order AT-ST is available now in the United Kingdom, exclusively at Argos. According to the rumor, Lucasfilm executives chose to write off Luke in The Last Jedi during the film's post-production process, keeping the character's death from Hamill. Pre-sales in that market picked up recently. That would push The Last Jedi past Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become this year's highest-grossing domestic release. That helped push its worldwide total well past the $1 billion mark.

Amidst all the chaos in the Star Wars community, a misleading rumor started running around, suggesting that Hamill didn't know the ending of the Star Wars sequel trilogy installment when he worked on the film. This makes the movie the eighth-highest grossing domestic film of all time.

On a final note, fans of "Star Wars" would also do well to remember that the movie franchise, ever since it began on 1977, has always been about a group of people from all walks of life rebelling against a tyrannical order. Horror movies, which do not quite play to the same effect on Netflix and other streaming services, were a particular bright spot for theaters, with films like "It" and "Get Out" becoming cultural sensations. The next standalone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.

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