Star Wars: The Last Jedi roars to $220M opening

As expected, The Last Jedi dominated the competition with another $200 Million plus opening. Its $220 million haul was the second best all time trailing only Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Jedi is only the fifth film to cross the $200 million threshold joining Jurassic World ($208.8 million) and Avengers ($207.4 million). Given the audience response — 56% of Rotten Tomatoes audiences gave it a positive rating — I’m curious to see how it fares next weekend. Force Awakens had a $150 million second weekend and it’ll be interesting how far Jedi tumbles.

2. Ferdinand – $13.3 million (debut week) 20th Century Fox hoped to provide some counter programming, but it was a lost cause as families were happy to see Last Jedi.

3. Coco – $10 million (4th weekend; $150 million total) Pixar’s latest is moving along, but it’s now up to $150 million making it the 18th of 19 Pixar movies to cross that mark.

4. Wonder – $4.5 million (5th weekend; $105 million) The feel good family film continues its successful run.

5. Justice League – $4.1 million (5th weekend, $219 million) It has to be a greater indignity for Warner Bros to watch its latest blockbuster eclipsed in one weekend by The Last Jedi. Changes are coming from WB after this disappointment.

Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures
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