Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Pushes Disney Past $6Bn Worldwide

Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Pushes Disney Past $6Bn Worldwide

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Sci-fi tentpole ranks as seventh highest release of 2017 in North America.

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi will push The Walt Disney Company past the $6bn global mark on Friday (December 22).

The studio becomes the only one to accomplish the feat, and in fact has done so in two consecutive years. 2017 ranks as its second biggest year behind the $7.6bn achieved in 2016.

Beauty And The Beast is the key driver on $1.263bn worldwide, followed by Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 on $863.6m, Thor: Ragnarok on $844.4m, and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on $794.8m.

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed $36.7m worldwide on Thursday to propel the running total to $610. …

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