‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Posts $220 Million Domestic Debut

Star Wars: The Last Jedi entered the record books this weekend with a domestic debut of $220 million, becoming the second highest opening of all time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Internationally, the film posted $230.8 million (excluding China, where it opens January 5) for a massive global debut of $450.8 million.

The domestic debut kicked off with $45 million in Thursday night previews heading into a $104.8 million Friday, making it the second biggest Thursday-preview, opening-day, single-day and Friday gross in industry history behind only The Force Awakens. It also joins The Force Awakens as one of only two films to surpass $100 million in their opening day.

Internationally, the film opened No. 1 in nearly all markets and posted the second biggest opening weekend of all time (behind only The Force Awakens) in Australia, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, and Sweden. It was the No. 1 opening weekend of 2017 in all of those countries as well as France, Japan (western), Spain, UK/Ireland, Bosnia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Croatia and Switzerland.

At $450.8 million globally, it is the fifth biggest global opening of all time and the third biggest excluding films that debuted day-and-date in China. It already ranks among the top 20 releases of the year after just five days. Globally, its IMAX debut of $40.6 million places it as the second biggest opening in IMAX history behind only The Force Awakens.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi holds a Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score of 93% and earned an A CinemaScore from audiences.