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Latest Star Wars passes US$1 billion mark in third week, Entertainment News & Top Stories

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – The newest episode in Disney’s mammothly standard Star Wars collection has handed the US$1 billion (S$1.three billion) mark in worldwide revenues in simply three weeks, a Disney spokesperson stated on Sunday (Dec 31).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is anticipated to soak up an estimated US$65.6 million for the four-day holiday weekend in North America, for a complete US$530.three million whole because it opened there three weeks in the past, stated trade watcher Exhibitor Relations.

That comes on high of an estimated US$523 million taken in internationally by this eighth Star Wars episode. The blockbuster area saga stars Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver and two members of the collection’ unique forged, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and the late Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.

Those numbers would make the movie the eighth highest-grossing home film of all time, in keeping with The file to beat stays 2009’s Avatar, which netted US$2.7 billion.

Over this holiday weekend, Last Jedi edged out Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, a household journey starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, anticipated to rake in US$67 million over the prolonged weekend in North America.

In third was Pitch Perfect three from Universal, at US$22.7 million. The forged, led by Anna Kendrick, follows the persevering with adventures of glee singers the Bellas.

Next was The Greatest Showman, from Fox, at US$20.three million. The musical options Hugh Jackman as legendary circus impresario PT Barnum.

And in fifth spot was the animated household function Ferdinand, the story of a peaceable Spanish bull pressured to tackle the world’s most well-known bullfighter. The Fox movie netted US$15.2 million.

Rounding out the highest 10 had been: Coco (US$eight.eight million) Darkest Hour (US$7.four million) All The Money In The World (US$7.2 million) Downsizing (US$ million) and Father Figures (US$5.5 million).

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