2017 at the Box Office

Posted January 01, 2018

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. Right now fans who're against The Last Jedi are using the rumor to help fuel the negativity, so it's good to hear Hamill strongly debunking the hearsay.

In 2012, Disney bought Lucasfilm for the price tag of $4.06 billion. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in USA theaters on December 15, 2017. This, of course, does not include the millions of dollars Disney spent on production and marketing for the movies or the percentage that goes to movie theaters.

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Kelly Marie Tran, who plays Rose Tico in the said sequel for "Star Wars", is now experiencing the toxic side of the online community for the franchise. It also had an all-time best domestic gross of $936.7 million.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is globally the fourth highest grossing movie of 2017. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. 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. Rogue One, a standalone movie from director Gareth Edwards released in December 2016, followed close behind with $1.056 billion ticket sales worldwide.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now screening in cinemas. As of this writing, the sequel sits at over $914 million.

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. That is the fifth largest opening in box office history.

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If you're a box-office nerd like me, you know that the movie's box-office haul this week is actually bigger than what it pulled in during its debut weekend, and for the record, that hardly ever happens.