After just three weeks in theaters, "Star Wars: Episode VIII" has surpassed the domestic box-office haul of "Beauty and the Beast", which spent more than four months in theaters across the country and made just over $500 million in the U.S.
In Lucasfilm's Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. The Last Jedi opened to a combined $450 million worldwide. With strong word of mouth from both critics and audiences, the film is aimed at the sort of family audiences that "Star Wars" hopes to keep coming into the theaters as kids are out of school on winter break. It is pacing 36 percent of ahead of last year's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While it's true that The Last Jedi saw a huge dip from its opening to its second weekend, that by no means represents that the film is "in trouble".
Star Wars is likely looking at some serious box office numbers for a few more years before that ceiling begins to level off.
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The Last Jedi's worldwide box office has been projected to reach $1.6 billion before the end of its run. But it's already in the top 10 highest-grossing films of all time domestically, and it's been out for less than a month. Star Wars: The Last Jedi also has a 4.06 out of 5 ComicBook.com User Rating. Fellow Star Wars actor Mark Hamill honored Fisher on social media, while her daughter and fellow Star Wars actress Billie Lourd visited the Northern Lights in memory of her mother.
Amidst all the chaos in the Star Wars community, a misleading rumor started running around, suggesting that Hamill didn't know the ending of the Star Wars sequel trilogy installment when he worked on the film.