The news that Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the highest-grossing film in 2017 came with no shock, even with only a 59% audience rating and widespread hate expressed across social media.The Last Jedi's record goal is "most impressive" only being released for the final few weeks of the year. The latest release from Disney-Lucasfilm surpassed Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle for the top spot in North America and dominated the New Year's weekend with $68.3 million in box office sales.
The film, which cost about $200 million, is now the seventh highest-grossing domestic movie of all time and has earned over $1 billion worldwide since its release on December 15. I would expect that box office sales will steadily climb throughout the remainder of its release in theaters and jump to about $1.5 billion or $2 billion worldwide before released to DVD and digital.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed over $2 billion at the box office, making it the third movie in box office history to reach that astronomical plateau.
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