If you were one of those fans keen to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi on its opening weekend, then you won’t be surprised to know that it has taken in a staggering $450m, (£337m) in global sales so far, firmly cementing its status as a box office smash.
The film opened in over 700 sites across the UK on Thursday, 14 December in the widest cinema release of all time. The first four-day takings have made it the biggest opening of the year and the third biggest opening weekend of all time.
In the US alone, the film made $220m (£165m) on its opening weekend, making it the second largest opening weekend ever.
And what’s the only film that could best a Star Wars film? Another Star Wars film, of course! Yes, JJ Abram’s The Force Awakens pulled in slightly more during its US opening weekend at $238M (£178m) in 2015.
Saturday’s intake alone in the UK box office saw The Last Jedi take a massive £7.6m, which means Disney is smashing it with the top three all-time Saturday box office figures, alongside The Force Awakens and this year’s Beauty and the Beast.
It seems the world is obsessed with The Last Jedi right now, after it was released to rave reviews, is jam-packed with celeb cameos (including Ellie Goulding, Edgar Wright, and Princes Harry and William) and is loved by Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Even rappers Giggs and Example got dressed up to go see the movie – not to mention actual Last Jedi star Kellie Marie Tran dressing up like a Porg.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas worldwide now.
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