Combined, Disney and Lucasfilm’s : The Last Jedi, Rogue One: A Story and : The Force Awakens have surpassed $4.06 billion in ticket sales at the worldwide box . That’s more what Disney paid to buy George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. From the Hollywood Reporter: While an interesting benchmark, it doesn’t, of course, for the hundreds of millions spent to produce and market the of films, or the fact that Disney splits box-office grosses with theater owners. Conversely, Disney has minted additional money from lucrative ancillary revenue streams, merchandising sales and theme park attractions. Opening in North America on Dec. 15, The Last Jedi zoomed past the $900 million mark on Thursday, finishing the day with $934.2 million globally, including $464. domestically and $469.6 internationally (it doesn’t land in China until Jan. 5). The sequel to The Force Awakens was directed by Rian Johnson, and has dominated the Christmas corridor. The Last Jedi will jump the $1 billion mark over New Year’s weekend on its way to becoming the top-grossing 2017 release, eclipsing the $1.264 billion earned by fellow Disney title and the . In December 2015, filmmaker J.J. Abrams’ The Force Awakens shattered numerous records on its way to grossing $2.068 billion globally, including an -time best $936.7 million in North America, not accounting for inflation.


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