Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Eyes $400M Opening Weekend

Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Eyes $400M Opening Weekend

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Disney unleashes sci-fi virtually everywhere. China to open on January 5.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi launches worldwide this weekend in what is expected to be one of the biggest debuts of all time.

The sci-fi opera directed by Rian Johnson opens in North America day-and-date with every territory except China through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International.

Disney chiefs have been reluctant to be drawn on a precise range but said the latest instalment in the 40-year franchise could cross $400m in opening weekend, with as much as $225m coming from international markets.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened on Wednesday in France, Italy, Belgium, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Israel, Turkey, Indonesia, Philippines and Taiwan. …

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