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Last Jedi Starts the New Year with $14.5 million for $531.9 million

January 2nd, 2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Star Wars: The Last Jedi started the year in second place with $14.5 million on New Year’s Day giving it a total of $531.86 million after 18 days of release. Due to misalignment in Holidays, we can’t really compare this film’s New Year’s Day results with the New Year’s Day results of The Force Awakens or Rogue One. By tomorrow we can get back to regular comparisons. The film is now the biggest 2017 domestic hit and is in eighth place on the all-time domestic chart.

Internationally, The Last Jedi earned $12.3 million for totals of $534.8 million internationally and $1.066.7 million worldwide. The film’s number one market of the day was Japan with $2.6 million for a total of $42.4 million in that market. The second best market was the U.K. with $1.8 million for the day for a total of $93.3 million there. The film will reach $100 million over the weekend in the UK. The Last Jedi topped Thor Ragnarok for seventh place on the 2017 international chart, while it has overtaken Despicable Me 3 for the third place on the 2017 worldwide chart. The studio’s share of the worldwide box office is very likely just over $500 million, which is almost assuredly more than it cost to make and advertise. I’ve seen reports that this film only cost $200 million to make, but that seems low. I suspect $250 million is more accurate, but even then, it has already broken even.

- Thursday Box Office Chart

- Star Wars Franchise

- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Comparisons

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