But "Star Wars" isn't the only film giving movie theaters a reason to smile.
Of course, this amount does not even count the fact that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has yet to air in China on Jan 5. Domestically, The Last Jedi is the highest grossing movie of the year. These huge numbers for The Last Jedi are partly why it's been said that Disney has already made back the money they spent buying Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.06 billion. It also does not factor in the sales from merchandising and other side revenues. Her Wookiepedia ("Star Wars" wiki) page, has been defaced by racist and sexist slurs, and what is supposed to be information regarding her character was replaced by childish racial insults, which even made fun of several mental disorders.
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. It also had an all-time best domestic gross of $936.7 million.
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The $4.06 billion also does not count the more lucrative marketing strategy Walt Disney Studios makes out of the Star Wars films. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
On the last weekend of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi squeaked into first place as the number one box-office hit of 2017 - continuing the film's domination.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came in second at the box office this weekend with $50.5 earned. That is the fifth largest opening in box office history.