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Star Wars Will Crush the Box Office (Yet Again) This Weekend

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Star Wars Will Crush the Box Office (Yet Again) This Weekend

Despite fan backlash, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to retain its number one spot at the box office in its second weekend, beating out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman.

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Having already surpassed $500 million at the worldwide box office, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to bring in another $102 million over the course of four days — Thursday through Sunday. While that’s lower than Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ second weekend ($149 million), it is ahead of last year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s second weekend ($96 million). Should the estimates hold, that’ll push the film just shy of $400 million domestically come Monday.

The film is holding off newcomers Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Pitch Perfect 3 and The Greatest Showman, with the Johnson-led Jumanji targeting a $60+ million opening over the four day weekend, and Pitch Perfect 3 and The Greatest Showman looking to finish around $35 million and $16 million, respectively.

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In theaters now, 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.

(via Deadline)

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