'Last Jedi' Is 2017's Box Office Winner in a Women-Led Year

'Last Jedi' Is 2017's Box Office Winner in a Women-Led Year

'Last Jedi' Is 2017's Box Office Winner in a Women-Led Year

That would push The Last Jedi past Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become this year's highest-grossing domestic release.

Actors Anthony Daniels, Joonas Suotamo, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Laura Dern, Benicio del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran, Adam Driver, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Writer/Director Rian Johnson, Producer Ram Bergman, Composer John Williams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars: The Last Jedi Premiere at The Shrine Auditorium on December 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Disney has earned back the $4.06 billion it paid to purchase Lucasfilm, five years after the acquisition, thanks in large part to the three new Star Wars films.

Since "the Force awoke" with Episode VII in 2015, each new "Star Wars" film has brought in upwards of $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

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. This means that one of the core messages of "Star Wars" is to set aside racial diversity for a noble goal.

Taking the No. 2 spot and pulling off an extremely rare feat at the modern-day box office is "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle", pulling in an estimated $50.5 million in its second week out. According to the rumor, Lucasfilm executives chose to write off Luke in The Last Jedi during the film's post-production process, keeping the character's death from Hamill.

Star Wars is likely looking at some serious box office numbers for a few more years before that ceiling begins to level off. Domestically, The Last Jedi is the highest grossing movie of the year. It's almost 2018, and you've only watched "Star Wars" three times. Star Wars: The Last Jedi also has a 4.06 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating. The next standalone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.

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