'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Hits $1 Billion At Global Box Office

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Tops $1 Billion Worldwide

The eighth installment of the "Star Wars" franchise became the highest grossing film in the USA for 2017 over the New Year's weekend, beating out "Beauty and the Beast". Attendance declined by roughly 4 percent, to 1.26 billion, according to analysts, the lowest total in about two decades, as a string of big-budget films stumbled.

Disney and Lucasfilm's The Last Jedi is crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office as Hollywood bids adieu to 2017. That would bring the film's box office haul to just over $1 billion before worldwide 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.

The animated Ferdinand, starring John Cena as the voice of the titular bull, rounded out the top five with $11.7 million, for a domestic total of $53.8 million through Sunday.

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.

Then came Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the inaugural spin-off set in the larger universe of Star Wars. With strong word of mouth from both critics and audiences, the film is aimed at the sort of family audiences that "Star Wars" hopes to keep coming into the theaters as kids are out of school on winter break.




"The Last Jedi" has also topped the charts for the third weekend in a row.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in cinemas now.

Surprisingly, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has proven to have legs at the box office, just narrowly being beaten out by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The amount does not include the sales for the Star Wars attractions at its theme parks and movie merchandising.

See this weekend's top 10 at the domestic box office below, via comScore.

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