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


Star Wars: The Last Jedi has earned the top spot at the New Year's Eve weekend box office, earning $52.4 million. Her Wookiepedia ("Star Wars" wiki) page, has been defaced by racist and sexist slurs, and what is supposed to be information regarding her character was replaced by childish racial insults, which even made fun of several mental disorders. The Last Jedi opened to a combined $450 million worldwide. Led by Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" was the fourth biggest movie of the year, while "Spider-Man: Homecoming" rounded out the top five. Star Wars: The Force Awakens achieved that milestone the fastest. It also crossed the $1 billion mark globally after just three weeks in theaters.

Fans have also defended Tran even citing notions such as white fragility, and others have called out fans on being unfair since they apparently only hate Rose and are taking it out on Tran. This means that one of the core messages of "Star Wars" is to set aside racial diversity for a noble goal.

"Beauty and the Beast", also a Disney release, netted out with $504 million for the year. The film was something of a gamble, being the first Star Wars film not connected to the events of the main series, but that seems like a foolish concern in hindsight. On the worldwide chart, it's now 24th with $1.04 billion, edging Universal-Illumination's "Despicable Me 3".

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in second at the box office this weekend with $50.5 earned. That number is set to rise, however, as the film is estimated to rake in $72 million over the course of the four-day weekend, which should up its domestic total to $537 million through Monday.

Finally, there's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which will probably finish somewhere between the total earnings of The Force Awakens and Rogue One.

Star Wars is likely looking at some serious box office numbers for a few more years before that ceiling begins to level off.