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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Earns $450 Million in Global Opening Weekend
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Long before Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters, the sequel was expected to be a huge hit, with projections putting the domestic debut at $200 million and the global box office debut at $425 million. It turns out that the movie over-shot both projections, taking in $220 million at the domestic box office and $450 million worldwide. That tally is good for the fifth best global opening weekend of all time, and the second biggest domestic debut of all time, just behind the $247.9 million record-breaking performance from 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi also put up a massive $104.8 million opening day total, making it just the second movie ever to earn more than $100 million on its opening day, with the first being The Force Awakens, en route to the $220 million opening weekend. One of the reasons The Last Jedi couldn't contend for the all time global opening weekend record of $541.9 million, »
Rogue One Was Hiding a Big Last Jedi Secret
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The Star Wars franchise has always been great at turning something that seemed inconsequential at the time and turning it into something that ends up paying off down the line and the new trilogy is no exception. An eagle-eyed Twitter user was able to point out that Rogue One planted a seed that was used for a major piece of The Last Jedi's plot, which leads us to believe that there may be more that we could have missed. Rian Johnson's first experience helming a Star Wars movie has seen some mixed results amongst fans for making a movie that is completely different than any of the installments that came before, which either deeply satisfies one faction of fans and alienates another faction, so maybe this Rogue One callback may help some of the non-believers out there. Major Spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead, read at your own risk. »