After raking in an estimated $104-$105 million from Friday night showings, it looks like Disney and Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi will end the weekend with a $216-$220 million haul.
If those estimates prove to be accurate, the film will have the second-highest opening weekend ever, behind its 2015 predecessor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. On average, the film is making approximately $52 thousand per theater.
Early projections suggested The Last Jedi would make around $200 million. Internationally, it's expected to earn around $425 million by Sunday, putting it squarely in the pantheon of the five highest-grossing worldwide film openings of all time.
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, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Benicio Del Toro as ‘DJ’, Kelly Marie Tran as Rose Tico, Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. The film is in theaters worldwide.