Star Wars: The Last Jedi rakes in US$220m, the 2nd biggest premiere of all time
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 - 5:50 AM
The Last Jedi's John Boyega (left) and Gwendoline Christie. This year's haul fell 11% short of the US$248m of 2015's The Force Awakens.
PHOTO: WALT DISNEY
THE eighth chapter in the Star Wars movie series, The Last Jedi, made the jump to box office hyperspace over the weekend, selling US$450 million in tickets worldwide and affirming Disney's strategy for rebooting that 40-year-old franchise for a new generation of fans.