Each of the Star Wars movies has been a box office hit, and it sounds like The Last Jedi will be no different. Estimates have the upcoming film on track for a $200 million debut in its opening weekend. If that’s the case, this would make it the second highest opening of all time–Force Awakens, the predecessor to Last Jedi, saw a $247.96 million debut when it released in December 2015. This is, of course, not taking outside factors such as bad winter weather into account, which could be a potential deterrent depending on what region you live in.
Deadline‘s tracking for Last Jedi also took a look at how aware people are of the film. Non-fans’ awareness of the film is at 35, just one point down from Awakens‘s 36. First choice awareness is 23, beating Awakens‘ 22. And finally, definite interest for the film is at 65 in comparison to Awakens‘ 60. In total, Last Jedi has an awareness of 94 over Awakens’ 92. Either way, it’s clear that Star Wars is going to be making a lot of money in a few weeks, which is nothing new for this franchise or for Disney.
Arriving in theaters on Dec. 15, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Domnhall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher.
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