'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Had Largest First to Second Weekend Box Office Dollar Drop in History

Like its predecessor Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is setting new box office records, but probably not the kind it would like.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to have the biggest week-to-week drop at the box office, based on total dollar amount, in box office history.

The film earned $220 million in its first weekend and dropped to $68 million in week two. That’s a $152 million drop. There are certain films that do so well on their first weekend that they fall off precipitously in week two to the tune of $100 million or more. Star Wars: The Force Awakens even dropped off by $149 million following its record-breaking opening weekend in 2015. But Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the first film to drop off by more than $150 million.

There are several factors that may contribute to this huge week-to-week decline. The Last Jedi did have the second largest opening weekend in history. Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday has traditionally contributed to a sluggish box office weekend all-around since many families often stay home to wrap presents and partake in other family traditions. Add that to the number of disgruntled fans who won’t be seeing The Last Jedi multiple times the same way that they did with The Force Awakens and it's not hard to do the math.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi also has the dubious honor of being the Star Wars movie with the largest Friday-to-Friday drop in franchise history.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi's box office total currently stands at $365 million. The movie was previously projected to hit the $400 million mark domestically by the time by the four-day Christmas weekend is over

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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.

Source: Forbes