As was expected, Star Wars: The Last Jedi earned more than 200 million dollars in the USA and more than 450 million worldwide. Disney and Lucasfilm's film accomplished the second largest opening weekend ever. The first was the Star Wars: The Force Awakens with $247 million, in its opening weekend. The big deal, however, is the China market. On January 5, the force will open to this big market. In the UK, Last Jedi achieved the third largest ever opening with $36.7 million. In Germany and in Australia it hit the second biggest opening with $23.6 and $15.9 million, respectively.

The Last instalment of the Star Wars universe has ‘A’ on Cinemascore, ‘93%’ in RottenTomatoes, and ‘86%’ in Metacritic. All these grades and high percentages encourage moviegoing attendance.

Justice League continues to disappoint, as it has earned so far $633 million worldwide, while Disney’s new animation Coco has almost reached $500 million globally. According to Box-Office official results, in the USA for the weekend, the top ten movies are:

  1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $220,047,000 (Worldwide: $450,047,000 - Released on December 15)
  2. Ferdinand $13,325,000 (Worldwide: $19,518,395 - Released on December 15)
  3. Coco $10,025,000 (Worldwide: $448,210,896 - Released on November 22)
  4. Wonder $5,400,000 (Worldwide: $153,656,738 - Released on November 17)
  5. Justice League $4,170,000 (Worldwide: $633,956,347 - Released on November 17)

Future releases and the 'war' of the studios

On Friday, December 22, five big movies will be released.

Downsizing, the new Alexander Payne’s movie, which includes big Hollywood names such as Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, and Kristen Wiig. The comedy Father Figures with Owen Wilson, Christopher Walken, and J.K. Simmons. The last Pitch Perfect with Ruby Rose, Anna Kendrick, and Brittany Snow. Scott Cooper's new film, Hostiles with Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike.

Spielberg's The Post which unite the two biggest Hollywood’s actors; Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

Regarding the studio market share, it is worth mentioning, especially after the big deal between Disney and Fox, that Warner Bros. has achieved a gain of more than 2 billion dollars this year and Buena Vista 1.8 billion dollars. Nevertheless, Disney's executives have big expectations from the Last Jedi film. Here are the top five studios so far;

  • Warner Bros. $2,006.8 (20.1%)
  • Buena Vista $1,839.0 (18.4%)
  • Universal $1,463.8 (14.7%)
  • 20th Century Fox $1,213.3 (12.2%)
  • Sony / Columbia $869.7 26 (8.7%)