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

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Through Sunday, The Last Jedi has racked up an estimated $517.1 million domestically, and it's expected to reach $530.3 million after New Year's Day.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is globally the fourth highest grossing movie of 2017. Analysts who spoke to TheWrap said a reasonable goal for "The Last Jedi" would be $1.4 billion, a worldwide total 30 percent less than "Force Awakens" that would put it in the top 10 highest grossing films of all-time and on the same level as "Avengers: Age of Ultron".

In 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm for the price tag of $4.06 billion.

LEGO Star Wars 75201 First Order AT-ST is available now in the United Kingdom, exclusively at Argos. Now, over five years later with three movies completed, Disney has earned back its investment. The official LEGO online store is now selling the LEGO Star Wars 2018 range, but does not yet have this particular set in stock.

The eighth installment of the "Star Wars" franchise became the highest grossing film in the US for 2017 over the New Year's weekend, beating out "Beauty and the Beast".

Mr. Scott also had a tough time over the weekend with "All the Money in the World" (Sony), a crime drama about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty III and his grandfather's refusal to pay a $17 million ransom.

Then came Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the inaugural spin-off set in the larger universe of Star Wars. As of this writing, the sequel sits at over $914 million.

"The Last Jedi" has also topped the charts for the third weekend in a row. The gain came despite a 2.3% slide in United States box office, slammed by the worst summer in a decade as global box office jumped 5%.

At the domestic box office, however, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is close behind The Last Jedi, earning second place with an estimated $50.6 million. If you'd like to contribute, you can always see Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is in theaters right now.

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