The Last Jedi and Jumanji in box office
The Last Jedi has stayed at the top of the box-office chart throughout the year-end holidays, earned another $52.4 million from 4,232 theaters for the three-day weekend and a projected $65.6 million for the four-day holiday weekend, putting the film’s North American total at roughly $530 million through Monday. Overseas, The Last Jedi made another $68 million for an international total of $523.3 million and global haul of $1.04 billion through Sunday (Beauty and the Beast grossed $1.26 billion).
So far, The Last Jedi is trending more than 25 percent behind the $742 million earned by Star Wars: The Force Awakens two years ago over the holidays. At the same time, The Last Jedi is about to pass up the entire lifetime gross of standalone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($1.06 billion). Johnson’s film has yet to be revealed in China, where it lands Jan. 5.
Sony’s holiday hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle isn’t far behind The Last Jedi this weekend. The reboot earned $50.6 million domestically from 3,765 locations for the three days for a projected four-day haul of $67 million. Jumanji should finish the weekend with a domestic tally of $186.3 million or more.
Internationally, Welcome the Jungle also impressed, grossing $67 million from 50 markets for a foreign total of $153 million and global of $323 million through Sunday.
After The Last Jedi and Welcome to the Jungle, results were decidedly mixed for other holiday wide releases.