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Last Jedi Passes Wonder Woman as 2017’s Second-Highest Grossing Film

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Last Jedi Passes Wonder Woman as 2017’s Second-Highest Grossing Film

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has officially surpassed Wonder Woman in the domestic box office, making the Star Wars sequel the second-most profitable movie in 2017. The Last Jedi hit $423.7 million domestically over the weekend, while Wonder Woman rests at $412.6 million. Neither film is close to surpassing this year’s box office juggernaut, Beauty and the Beast, which made $504 million.

The Last Jedi got a major box office bump yesterday, as big Dec. 26 gains are typical for the franchise. According to Deadline, the film made $28.1 million yesterday. Star Wars: The Force Awakens enjoyed a similar bump in the year of its release, as it secured $56.7 million on the Dec. 26 after its release.

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While Beauty and the Beast seems secure in its position as this year’s top earner, there’s always a chance The Last Jedi might sneak up from behind and unseat it.

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke, Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma.

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