‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Projected to Make $200 Million-Plus in U.S. Debut

There are still three weeks left for Disney and Lucasfilm to make a final marketing push.

November 27, 2017 10:00 am

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is all set to save American box-offices, with its projected $200 million-plus domestic debut when it hits theaters Dec. 15, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Only a few movies have ever accomplished this feat, but what else what you expect from a fandom that has lasted through generations?

In December 2015, Force Awakens revived the iconic sci-fi franchise after a long big screen absence. The movie shattered box-office records with a $248 million opening weekend in North America, writes THR. In December 2016, Rouge One: A Star Wars Story made $55.1 million.

Besides Force Awakens, the only other films to make $200 million or more are Jurassic World, which made $208.8 million, and The Avengers, which brought in $207.4 million.

Disney seems to be expecting The Last Jedi to surpass Beauty and the Beast, which holds the top opening on the year to date with $174.8 million, according to THR. 

The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong’o. It was directed by Rian Johnson.

Watch the trailer above.

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