'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Scores Huge $104.8 Million Opening Day Box Office

The Force is strong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the box office.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has become just the second movie in history to earn upwards of $100 million in its first day at the box office.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $104.8 million on Friday in the United States and is headed to a $215 million box office opening weekend in North America.

The only other film in history to earn more than $100 million at the box office is Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s predecessor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned $119 million on its opening Friday two years ago. The Force Awakens went on to have a record-breaking $247.9 million opening weekend.

If Star Wars: The Last Jedi stays on course it will also become only the fourth film in history to earn over $200 million in its opening weekend. The others are Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World ($208.9 million), and Marvel’s The Avengers ($207.4 million).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $45 million in early Thursday night screenings, the second highest preview night gross ever behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned $57 million the night before it officially opened.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is projected to earn $425 million worldwide in its opening weekend, which would make it one the top five global opening weekends of all time (inflation notwithstanding).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is far outpacing last year’s Star Wars release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opened to $155.1 domestically. Globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned $2.1 billion in total and Rogue One earned $1.1 billion.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now playing in theaters. Its sequel and the final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Star Wars: Episode IX, will release in theaters on December 20, 2017. The next standalone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.