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Friday Estimates: The Last Jedi Tops Tracking with $104.78 million Opening Day

December 16th, 2017

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi topped last night’s estimate, earning $104.78 million on Friday. It is only the second film to reach the century mark during its opening day. It is still 12% lower than the $119 million The Force Awakens opened with, but if it has the same legs, it will earn $218 million during its opening weekend. The reviews are practically identical and both films earned an A from CinemaScore, so having similar legs is more likely. Sequels usually have shorter legs, but The Last Jedi had better growth from Thursday previews to Friday’s numbers, so this could be a good omen. Maybe it will earn $220 million during its opening weekend.

Ferdinand was on the low end of last night’s tracking numbers with $3.6 million, putting it on pace for just over $12 million. This is weaker than The Road Trip opened with, so it will need fantastic legs to reach $100 million domestically. Its reviews are good, but not great, so that seems unlikely. On the other hand, it is a Family Film and it did earn an A from CinemaScore, so it still should come close to $100 million in the end.

Coco added $2.24 million, putting it on pace for just over $9 million during the weekend. That should be enough to lift its running tally to $150 million. Furthermore, with the holidays starting, it still has a shot at $200 million domestically. That depends on how many theaters it can hold onto next week.

- Friday Box Office Chart

- Star Wars Franchise

- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Comparisons
- Ferdinand Comparisons

Filed under: Friday Estimates, Coco, Ferdinand, Star Wars Ep. VIII: The Last Jedi, Star Wars
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