“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Earns $1B at Worldwide Box Office

By Staff  |  01/02/2018

Star Wars: The Last Jedi World Series trailer

Star Wars: The Last Jedi crossed a major threshold over the weekend, when it surpassed the $1.04 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

The new Star Wars is now just the second Disney film to accomplish this feat in 2017, following the live action Beauty and the Beast, which tops the list with $1.26 billion, according to Box Office Mojo.

However, The Last Jedi is third overall in the list of films this year, with The Fate of the Furious ($1.23 billion) in second place.

Despite its success, The Last Jedi has yet to catch previous films in the franchise. Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story have earned over $2 billion and $1.05 billion at the worldwide box office, respectively.

Still, it has yet to be released in China, but that will come Jan. 5.

The Star Wars franchise is proving to be very lucrative for Disney. With The Last Jedi, the movie franchise surpassed $4 billion. The company paid $4.05 billion to acquire Lucasfilm back in 2012. That's just movies though, if you factor in merch, licensing, toys, themeparks and more, Disney has made its money back and then some.