Monday, December 18, 2017

'The Last Jedi' is a force at the box office

Stay tuned for a post about "The Last Jedi" at the box office.  Star Wars!
That's what I promised to end 'Game of Thrones,' 'The Handmaid's Tale,' and 'Stranger Things' nominated for Drama Series at the 2018 WGA Awards.  It was as good an opening weekend as I expected it would be.  Newsy reports 'Last Jedi' has record-breaking $220M weekend.

Before "The Last Jedi" even made it to theaters, the "Star Wars" franchise had made more than $7 billion at the box office worldwide.
Yes, $220 million in the U.S. and $450 million worldwide.  It may not be as spectacular as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" but it's certainly better than "Rogue One."  "The Last Jedi" is already the tenth highest grossing film of the year, knocking "Justice League" out of the top ten, making more money in one weekend than DC's superhero team-up did in one month.  Next week, I expect it will pass "Thor: Ragnarok" and maybe even "It" to hit fifth or sixth.  Stay tuned.


  1. As far as I've seen, the misogynists/racists/nutbars didn't even bother declaring a boycott on this one. They've been pwned too many times.

    making more money in one weekend than DC's superhero team-up did in one month.

    How embarrassing. I hope they learn the right lesson -- put Patty Jenkins in charge of everything.

    1. You're right, but they might feel they have enough real-world power to set their sights a bit higher, which is not a good thing.

      That would be a good lesson, but I'd be happy just to have Zack Snyder kept away from DC movies.