Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Soars to $220 Million Opening Weekend
The Force dominated at the box office as Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi" opened with a stellar $220 million weekend at 4,232 North American sites — the second-highest opening weekend of all time.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finished trails only the $248 million launch of 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The tentpole opened with $104.8 million on Friday (including $45 million from Thursday night previews), followed by $63.7 million on Saturday and a projected $52 million on Sunday.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has become only the fourth movie to top $200 million domestically in its opening frame, joining 2015’s “The Force Awakens,” 2015’s “Jurassic World” with $208.8 million, and 2012’s “The Avengers” with $207.4 million. It will finish the weekend 29% above the “Star Wars” spinoff “Rogue One,” which opened with $155.1 million on the same weekend a year ago.

“Truly in a class by themselves, the movies of the “Star Wars” franchise continue to re-write the history books as to what
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