The Last Jedi hits $1.108 billion worldwide because people actually like it


People from all over the world are still watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters as the film crosses the $1.108 billion mark globally…

Hey, guess what, that little indy film no one went to see — Star Wars: The Last Jedi — just crossed the $1.108 billion mark worldwide meaning the film has now broken into the top 20 highest grossing movies of all time club. Landing at #18 on the prestigious list, The Last Jedi has proven to be a box office juggernaut despite the negative backlash from raging fanboys and girls, claiming Rian Johnson ruined their childhood. Dear sir or ma’am, please get a new perspective.

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According to The Numbers, The Last Jedi still has some work to do, as The Force Awakens is the second highest grossing film of all time, coming in at a whopping $2.208 billion. These totals do not reflect China’s numbers, as the film won’t premiere there until this Friday. Depending on how that market reacts to the sequel to TFA, The Last Jedi could quickly move up the top 20 list.

For reference, Rogue One hauled in a healthy $1.50 billion and sits in the #23 spot, while The Phantom Menace sits at #27 with a grand total of $1.27 billion.

Now, there is something to be said for the fact that The Force Awakens was a revival of the Star Wars franchise, and generated a massive amount of buzz, therefore rocketing into the #2 spot. It also should reasonably explain why The Last Jedi is limping in (haha) at $1.108 billion, as fans have had two Star Wars films to enjoy in two years, so there isn’t such a need to run to the theaters to see it.

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I guess people do love The Last Jedi after all. Huh, that’s so weird.