The Last Jedi Passes the $1 Billion Mark, Jumanji in a Close Second


The Last Jedi Passes the $1 Billion Mark, Jumanji in a Close Second

The Last Jedi passes the $1 billion mark, Jumanji in a close second

Walt Disney Pictures and Lucasfilm‘s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has crossed the $1 billion mark after three weeks of release with $1.040 billion through December 31!  The film has passed Despicable Me 3 ($1.033 billion) to become the No. 3 global release of 2017 and is now the No. 24 global release of all time as it continues its worldwide run ahead of its debut in China on January 5th. Earning $52.4 million domestically from Friday to Sunday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has passed Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become the No. 1 release of 2017 in North America with $517.1 million through Sunday. The film, which is at No. 8 on the all-time domestic list, is expected to pull in $65.6 million for the four-day weekend, including New Year’s Day.

Internationally, Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $68 million for the three days to push its overseas total to $523.3 million. The top international territories include: UK ($91.5M); Germany ($62.0M); France ($45.6M); Japan ($40.4M); Australia ($35.1M); Spain ($19.9M); Brazil ($15.9M); Italy ($15.8M); Russia ($13.4M); Sweden ($12.2M); Mexico ($12.1M); Poland ($10.7M); Denmark ($9.2M); and The Netherlands ($9.0M).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi was written and directed by Rian Johnson (BrickLooper) and continues the storylines introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back cast members Mark Hamill, the late Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis. New cast members include Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, Academy Award nominee Laura Dern, and newcomer Kelly Marie Tran.

In a close second place domestically, Columbia Pictures‘ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle earned $50.6 million from Friday to Sunday to take its two-week total to $169.8 million. For the four-day holiday weekend, Jumanji is projected to top Star Wars: The Last Jedi with $67 million. Directed by Jake Kasdan, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, and Bobby Cannavale. The film was made for about $90 million.

Remaining in third place was Universal Pictures‘ Pitch Perfect 3, which added $17.8 million this weekend (it’s expected to earn $22.7 million including New Year’s Day) and has a total of $69.2 million after two weeks. The film’s international total is up to $28.6 million, for a worldwide sum of $97.8 million. The sequel, made for $45 million, was directed by Trish Sie and stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, John Lithgow, DJ Khaled, Hana Mae Lee, Ruby Rose, Alexis Knapp, Chrissie Fit, Ester Dean, Shelley Regner, Kelley Jakle, with John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks.

Fourth place belonged to 20th Century Fox‘s The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The musical earned $15.3 million for the three-day weekend (it should make $20.3 million for the four days) and is now up to $48.8 million after two weeks. The Greatest Showman collected $28.5 million from 58 international markets, bringing the overseas total to $35.2 million and global sum to $84 million. Next week, the film opens in 16 more markets. The Greatest Showman, directed by Michael Gracey, was made for $84 million.

20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Ferdinand, based on the book by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, rounded out the top five its third weekend with $11.7 million ($15.2 million for the four days) and the animated film has grossed $53.8 million after three weeks. Overseas, Ferdinand brought in $23.1 million from 64 markets to take its international total to $71.9 million and worldwide total to $125.7 million, with 21 more markets to come in January. Directed by Carlos Saldanha, the $111 million-budgeted film features the voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Anthony Anderson, Bobby Cannavale, Peyton Manning, Gina Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Silvestre, David Tennant, Flula Borg, Jerrod Carmichael, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Juanes, Boris Kodjoe, Karla Martínez, and more.

Disney•Pixar’s Coco added $6.6 million in its sixth weekend in sixth place and has now earned $178.9 million domestically. Internationally, Coco brought in $21.4 million and has grossed $359 million, for a worldwide total of $537.9 million, with $173.3 million coming from China and $57.7 million from Mexico. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and more.

Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World (TriStar Pictures) debuted in seventh place with $5.5 million from 2,074 theaters, an average of $2,628 per location. Starring Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and Mark Wahlberg, the movie started playing in theaters on Christmas Day and has grossed $12.6 million. STXinternational released the film overseas, where All the Money in the World earned $1.4 million from six territories this weekend.

In the last three spots of the Top 10, Focus Features’ Darkest Hour took eighth place with $5.3 million for a total of $17.9 million, Paramount’s Downsizing was ninth with $4.6 million and a total of $17 million, and Warner Bros.’ Father Figures got tenth with $3.7 million and a total of $12.7 million.