Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned $220 million during the opening weekend making it the second-highest opening weekend of all time.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi trails only the $248 million launch of 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The Disney-Lucas Film had the biggest opening of the year followed by another Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast earned over $174 million during the film’s debut weekend.
The Last Jedi ended up earning $220 million domestic and an additional $230 million in foreign markets for a worldwide total of $450 million, the fifth highest global opening weekend in history. The debut could have been higher, but the film is not set to be released in China until January 5.
Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi picks up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off. It stars returning cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Andy Serkis. New stars include Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, and Benicio del Toro.