Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Could Cross $200M in US Debut

Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Could Cross $200M in US Debut

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Disney executives confident they have a year-end smash.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has a shot at opening on more than $200m in its December 15 North American debut, according to executives.

Globally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (pictured) opened on $529m in December 2015, which did not include China or India. Rogue One opened a year ago and grossed $290m, which did not include China or South Korea.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi does not open day-and-date in China and is expected to perform in the same ballpark.

With three weeks to go before the release, Disney and Lucasfilm executives are playing coy about exact numbers. …

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