Star Wars: The Last Jedi surpasses $745 million in Box office earnings


Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues taking the Box office by Force.

Star Wars has ruled the galaxy for over 40 years now, with no sign of slowing anytime soon. Disney merged with Lucasfilm in 2012, conquering the Box office in the process, with The Force Awakens and Rogue One hauling in loads of revenue. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is no different, with the film off to a lightspeed-like start.

According to early reports as of Christmas Eve, The Last Jedi topped the $745 billion mark in worldwide earnings.

"North American has hit $365 million in its first 10 days as of Sunday with the studio projecting another $32 million on Christmas Day on Monday — making it the third highest domestic release in 2017 following “Beauty and the Beast” with $504 million and “Wonder Woman” at $412 million."

Keep in mind, The Last Jedi has only been out 10 days, so imagine what it would have accomplished for 2017 if released earlier in the year.

How have other Star Wars fans fared in their overall box office earnings?

  • 1977.  Episode IV: A New Hope.  
  • U.S. Opening: $1,554,475. Total U.S. Earnings: $460,998,007 Worldwide Earnings: $786,598,007.
  • 1980. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. 
  • U.S. Opening: $4,910,483. Total U.S. Earnings: $290,271,960 Worldwide Earnings: $534,171,960.
  • 1977 Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. 
  • U.S. Opening: $23,019,618. Total U.S. Earnings:$309,205,079 Worldwide Earnings: $572,705,079.
  • 1999 Episode I: The Phantom Menace. 
  • U.S. Opening: $64,810,970. Total U.S. Earnings: $474,544,677 Earnings across the globe: $1,027,044,677.
  • 2002. Episode II: Attack of the Clones. 
  • U.S. Opening: $80,027,814. Total U.S. Earnings: $310,676,740. Earnings across the globe: $656,695,615.
  • 2005. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. 
  • U.S. Opening: $108,435,841.Total U.S. Earnings: $380,270,577 Earnings across the globe: $848,998,877
  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
  • U.S. Opening: $247,966,675. Total U.S. Earnings:$936,662,225 Earnings across the globe: $2,058,662,225
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 
  • U.S. Opening:  $155,081,681. Total U.S. Earnings:$532,177,324 Earnings across the globe: $1,050,988,488

If The Last Jedi keeps up its current pace, it will fall just short of The Force Awakens domestic, U.S. record, which is an impressive (most impressive) feat.

Next: We break down the most shocking moments from TLJ

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently playing worldwide, with most of us likely to add to its current grossing total.