“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” achieves 220 million dollars in the first weekend in the US

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The fans of Star Wars had to wait more than two years to see a new chapter of the saga, with the premiere on Friday December 15 of “The Last Jedi”.

The fans of the science fiction saga are divided between love and hate for the new movie, although in economic terms has been a success.

The Hollywood Reporter specialized site reported Sunday that “The Last Jedi” entered 220 million dollars in its first weekend in the United States, the second best performance of all time.

“The Last Jedi” opened with 11% less revenue than the impressive launch of “The Force Awakens” in the same weekend of 2015, which obtained 247.9 million dollars.

Internationally, director Rian Johnson’s film raised 230 million dollars in 54 markets, in the absence of its release in countries such as Spain, Japan or China.

It is estimated that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” could generate around 425 million dollars worldwide, with what would be behind “The Fate of the Furious” (2017), which reached 542 million; “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which won 529 million; “Jurassic World”, which entered 525 million; and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” (2011), with 438 million.

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