The Walt Disney Studios said Sunday that "The Last Jedi" is estimated to add $52.4 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $517.1 million. That helped push its worldwide total well past the $1 billion mark. The tentpole's worldwide total, now at $523.2 million, will see a significant jolt when it opens on January 5 in China, its final market.
The haul powers it past the year's previous No. 1, Beauty And The Beast, which brought in $504 million during its four-month run. It's the fourth 2017 title to go past $1 billion worldwide, along with "Beauty and the Beast" at $1.26 billion, "The Fate of the Furious" at $1.24 billion and "Despicable Me 3" at $1.03 billion.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in second at the box office this weekend with $50.5 earned. However, Sony's projection showed the "Jumanji" sequel grossing $16.5 million on New Year's Day on Monday - well above Disney's forecast of $13.2 million for "The Last Jedi". However, that could change once the actual numbers are released on New Year's Day.
"Ferdinand", $11.7 million ($23.1 million international).
The family friendly film, which also stars Jack Black and Kevin Hart, has earned a hefty $169.8 million on home to date and $219.3 globally. It's also performed impressively in global markets with $107 million thr0ugh December 28. The gap for 2017 had been more than 6% at the end of the worst summer in a decade but performances by "It", "Thor: Ragnarok", "Justice League", "Jedi" and "Jumanji" closed most of that margin.
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Based on early estimates, North American revenue is expected to reach about $11.1 billion, down more than two percent from the year before, industry analysts comScore reported.
Elsewhere, Pitch Perfect 3 earned $17.8 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic total to an estimated $64.3 million through Sunday and expected $69.2 million through Monday.
In third was "Pitch Perfect 3" from Universal, at $22.7 million for the four days. The Hugh Jackman-starring musical The Greatest Showman also added $17.8 million in its second weekend for a domestic total of $48.8 million through Sunday and an expected $53.8 million through Monday.
What did you see at the movies this weekend??? It's projected to hit $57.3 million through Monday.
This weekend, The Last Jedi also crossed $1 billion worldwide, for an estimated global total of $1.04 billion through Sunday. A final domestic haul around $85 million is possible for the cartoon.
Not making the top-five but worth mentioning was "All the Money in the World", which only made $5.4M across 2,074 locations. The drama features Michelle Williams, Christopher Plummer, and Mark Wahlberg, and made headlines when it Ridley Scott re-shot the film and replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer at the last minute. Its eight-day total will be around $14.4 million.