Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Set to Cross $800M

Magazine article Screen International

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Set to Cross $800M

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Tentpole reaches near 50-50 split in North America, international arena.

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to cross $800m worldwide on Tuesday (December 26) following another dominant weekend in North America and the international arena.

The sci-fi tentpole and eighth sequential entry in the 40-year franchise added $42.3m worldwide on December 25 to reach $791.6m, of which $396m comes from international markets following a $14.8m Monday haul, and $395.6m hails from North America after $27.5m.

The near 50-50 split is unusual and is in part due to the timing of the film’s start in certain international markets where school holidays had not commenced. …

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