After another impressive start to the weekend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is on the all-time Top 10 domestic list. Friday’s $19 million haul took the second film in the Sequel Trilogy to $445 million.
By the end of the weekend, it should pass Finding Dory ($486 million) at No. 9. More importantly, it will also pass Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to not just take the eighth slot, but also 2017’s highest grossing title.
Next up is fellow Star Wars film, Rogue One at $532 million. Taking the number 6 held by The Dark Knight ($534 million) won’t be tough. But it seems unlikely that The Last Jedi will catch up to Marvel’s The Avengers at No. 5 with $623 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the all-time highest grossing domestic film with $936.6 million. It seems hard to envision a scenario where that gets challenged outside of maybe the next Avatar film.
The continuing roll-out of Star Wars films all but assures that the Star Wars fanbase won’t be as starved for a new film as they were with Episode 7. And Marvel Studios has yet to crack the $650 million mark with their films.
Worldwide, The Last Jedi has now climbed to the No. 40 spot with $953.4 million. The Dark Knight kicks off the one billion mark with $1,004.6 billion at No. 31. That seems attainable, but it’ll be interesting to see how much steam Last Jedi has now. But at this point, it’s best not to bet against it cracking the Top 20.