The Force has definitely touched lots of audience members ever since Disney-Lucasfilm released “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The new movie is getting close to the $400 million mark in domestic box offices over the holidays as of Monday.
On Christmas Day alone, “The Last Jedi” reportedly took in $32 million at 4,232 sites in North America. That is the second-highest total ever for Christmas Day, competing with 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $49.3 million and topping “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” by $6 million.
This Christmas Day performance leaves “The Last Jedi” with $100 million over the holiday weekend plus $399 million over the last 11 days.
In international markets, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” earned an estimated $52 million in 55 sites over the holiday weekend. As of December 24, the total is $380.3 million. The worldwide total is creeping up to the $800 million mark.
Sony’s action-comedy, “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” leads the rest with $52 million at 3,765 North American sites for the Friday-Monday period and a six-day total of around $69 million. In international markets, “Jumanji” opened with $49.5 million in 53 international markets for the weekend.
Universal’s “Pitch Perfect 3” took in about $26 million at 3,447 theaters for the four-day period. The film followed the graduated Bellas on a USO tour with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Hana Mae Lee. “Pitch Perfect 3” also opened with $9.8 million in 14 international theaters during the weekend.
“The Greatest Showman,” the musical take on the story of circus founder P.T. Barnum, has been projected to gross $14 million over the holiday weekend. The movie opened on December 20, and over the six-day period, it has made about $18.6 million.
Paramount’s “Downsizing” has debuted softly with $7.3 million at 2,558 theaters during its Friday-Monday period. The studio paid $65 million for the near-future comedy in which Matt Damon decides to become five inches tall to live in luxury. Unfortunately, the movie has not impressed audiences, with an overall 51% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The R-rated comedy “Father Figures” grossed a quiet $5 million at 2,902 theaters, landing in ninth place during Friday-Monday for Warner Bros. The movie has been rated on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 22%.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is definitely proving to be a massive hit with audiences around the world. When Disney-Lucasfilm joined forces, it was clear audiences were not sure how the beloved franchise would turn out, but as we can see, they are doing pretty well for themselves.