Disney's Star Wars Movies Just Passed A Significant Milestone

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That would bring the film's box office haul to just over $1 billion before global numbers are updated, pushing the film past the lifetime gross of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which finished with $1.06 billion, but still well below Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $2 billion gross.

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Carrie Fisher left us one year ago but as evidenced by the many recent tributes, her legacy and the impact she had on Star Wars fans never will cease. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has pushed the collective total of the new Star Wars movies past the initial $4.06 billion price tag. It's the third-fastest film in box office history to hit that mark, sitting behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" at 12 days and "Jurassic World" at 13 days. While it's true that The Last Jedi saw a huge dip from its opening to its second weekend, that by no means represents that the film is "in trouble". That is the fifth largest opening in box office history. Oh, and the film doesn't open in China until January 5, 2018. Pre-sales in that market picked up recently. This is just par the course for Disney's new Star Wars movies, which have all been extremely successful commercially, and now, Star Wars has reached an impressive milestone. With a domestic total of $523 million, it will also close 2017 as the highest-grossing release of the year, passing the $504 million made by "Beauty and the Beast" back in the spring.

The Last Jedi's worldwide box office has been projected to reach $1.6 billion before the end of its run. So, Disney has always been making money off of Star Wars but it's still an impressive benchmark for the movies.

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