The Last Jedi Wins the Weekend With 2, 3, 4 for New Films
As no surprise, Star Wars: The Last Jedi won the holiday weekend with an estimated $68.5 million three day weekend. With a steep 68.9% drop from the previous weekend, the film is expected to do well this Christmas Day with all the films out doing good business.
Domestically the film has earned $365.1 million with the foreign box office bringing in $380.3 million. Worldwide the film stands at $745.4 million after a week. It will likely top $1 billion before its run ends.
Domestically, the film is $175 million behind where Star Wars: The Force Awakens was at the same point in its run but it’s ahead $79 million where Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was. It opened $27.9 million behind Force Awakens and $65 million ahead Rogue One.
In second place was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle which earned an estimated $34 million domestically off of a $90 million budget. Domestically, the film has earned $50.6 million and it has also earned $49.5 million at the foreign box office for a total of $100.1 million.
Pitch Perfect 3 took third with an estimated $20.5 million domestically off of a $45 million budget. The film has also earned $9.8 million at the foreign box office for a total of $30.3 million.
Coming in fourth place was The Greatest Showman which earned $8.6 million over the weekend to bring its week total to $13.2 million off of an $84 million budget.
Rounding out the top five for the weekend was Ferdinand which added $7.1 million to its domestic total to bring that to $26.5 million and $34.2 million worldwide. With a budget of $111 million the film isn’t doing well and may be the stake through the heart of the animated division that’ll go to Disney as part of the Disney/Fox deal.
When it comes to comic adaptations….
Justice League was #13 for the weekend adding $1.1 million to its domestic total for the weekend bringing it to $222.7 million and $646.7 million worldwide. The film will end the year most likely at #12.
Thor: Ragnarok was #18 for the weekend and added $814,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $309.1 million and $844.5 million worldwide. It’ll end the year at #7.
My Friend Dahmer added $1,100 to its domestic total to bring that to $1.3 million and came in at #29 for the weekend.
We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into this year’s comic adaptations box office numbers.