Star Wars: The Last Jedi is just starting to heat up at the box office, as the days leading up to Christmas have seen the film bring in an impressive haul. Heading into the weekend, The Last Jedi will officially cross the $650 million mark at the world wide box office, continuing an impressive (if not record-breaking) run for Disney and Lucasfilm.
As Variety reports, The Last Jedi took in an additional $17.8 million domestically on Thursday, bringing its domestic haul up to $296.5 million in the first week, the second biggest of all time behind The Force Awakens ($390.9M). It took in an additional $18.9 million in international sales on Thursday, bringing that total up to $610.5 million in the first week. It's expected to lead the Christmas weekend box office, beating out Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3, and All the Money in the World.
The Last Jedi's earnings will bring an impressive end to an already impressive year for Disney, which has already earned over $5 billion from its film division alone. The Star Wars sequel won't outperform The Force Awakens either domestically or internationally, but is nonetheless providing concrete proof that the Star Wars franchise shows no signs of slowing down, despite the new annual frequency of release.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in theaters.