‘The Last Jedi’ Totals $450 million worldwide


According to reports, the latest Star Wars instalment- The Last Jedi- opened with a whooping  $220 million weekend at 4,232 North American sites — the second-highest opening weekend of all time, trailing only the $248 million launch of 2015’s The Force Awakens. With international grosses hitting $230 million, The Last Jedi totalled $450 million worldwide.

According to Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore, “Truly in a class by themselves, the movies of the Star Wars franchise continue to re-write the history books as to what is possible in terms of box office performance.”

The Last Jedi reunited Carrie Fisher (Leia), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (former Star trooper Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), and Andy Serkis (Supreme Leader Snoke). New cast members were Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Bernie del Toro. Sadly it was the final appearance of Star Wars veteran Carrie Fisher as Princess/General Leia Organa, as the actress passed away on the 27th of December last year. Another  Star Wars veteran, Kenny Baker who played R2-D2,  passed away in 2016, on the 13th of August. 

SOURCE: Variety 


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