Star Wars is Officially the Highest Grossing Film of 2017

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The newest ‘Star Wars’ movie ‘The Last Jedi’ has been a huge success ever since it came out in theaters. In the United States it surpassed the live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on the last day of 2017 by reaching a total of $517.1 million. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ reached a total of $504 million for the year.

This weekend ‘The Last Jedi’ is expected to bring in another $52.4 million and with these numbers the movie surpasses Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ sequel (which came in second with $50.6 million) for the third week in a row. But ‘Jumanji’ could be a serious competitor for ‘The Last Jedi’. It has been in theaters for two weeks now and has earned $169.8 million so far. It’s expected to reach $300 million domestically by the end of its run.

‘The Last Jedi’ hasn’t even opened in Chinese theaters yet but with this weekend’s earnings the movie will have made over $1 billion globally. 
If you are curious what this weekend’s full ranking in the United States looks like, here it is:  

  • “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” $52.4 million.
  • “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” $50.6 million.
  • “Pitch Perfect 3,” $17.8 million.
  • “The Greatest Showman,” $15.3 million.
  • “Ferdinand,” $11.7 million.
  • “Coco,” $6.6 million.
  • “All the Money in the World,” $5.5 million.
  • “Darkest Hour,” $5.3 million.
  • “Downsizing,” $4.6 million.
  • “Father Figures,” $3.7 million.
     

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