We all new that Star Wars: The Last Jedi was going to make big bank, but as the movie comes out of the Christmas holiday stretch, it's looking like the film will truly be a milestone earner for Disney.
THR is reporting that after Christmas, The Last Jedi is sitting on $745.5 million worldwide, positioning it for a projected $1.6 billion in worldwide ticket sales throughout its theatrical run. The projected $750 - 800 million in domestic ticket sales would potentially put the film in the no. 2 slot for all-time highest grossing US movies, a list that includes:
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $936.7M
- Avatar - $760.5M
- Titanic - $659.4M
In term of international sales, The Last Jedi is on track to crack the top 5 of highest-grossing movies worldwide, a list that is currently stacked like this:
- Avatar - $2.79B
- Titanic - $2.19B
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $2.07B
- Jurassic World - $1.67B
- Marvel's The Avengers - $1.51B
There has been question about how The Last Jedi is holding up in theaters, after weekend reports spotlighted a 69% decline in ticket sales. With The Force Awakens only dropping 40% and even the divisive Rogue One dropping 59%, industry analysts and pundits were concerned that the numbers indicated fan fatigue with the Star Wars brand. As you can see above, that definitely doesn't seem to be the case.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in theaters. Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives on May 25, 2018; Star Wars: Episode IX follows on December 20, 2019.