Thanks to another strong weekend which saw it pull in an additional $11 million, Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now one of the top 10 highest-grossing films in the world, sitting right at the bottom of that list (in tenth) and only slightly above another Disney effort, Beauty and the Beast. At the time of writing, the latest chapter in the Skywalker saga has $1.264 billion to its name, while Beast is now in eleventh with $1.263 billion. In other words, the folks over at the Mouse House must be very, very happy at the moment.
In fact, on top of The Last Jedi is yet another Disney film, with Frozen currently in ninth thanks to its $1.276 billion haul. Given that Johnson’s Star Wars sequel is expected to finish at $1.6 billion though, it should easily pass it and end its run around fifth place, with only Avatar, Titanic, The Force Awakens and Jurassic World ahead of it. Not bad for a movie that’s seemingly split the fandom right down the middle, eh?
Looking further ahead, we’ve also been hearing a lot about the upcoming Blu-ray release. Granted, Lucasfilm has yet to make any official announcements, but rumors point to March being when we can take it home, while another report teased 2 hours of bonus footage and deleted scenes. Oh, and did we mention it may be in 4K, too? In other words, this is one disc that you’ll definitely want to buy.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi may not be a perfect sequel, after a portion of the Star Wars community (and Mark Hamill) initially took issue with Johnson’s creative vision, but all in all, it’s been a resounding success and has us very excited to see what comes next from Lucasfilm’s crown jewel. Speaking of which, we’ll be able to do just that in May, when Solo: A Star Wars Story touches down in theaters after a fairly rocky production.