FRIDAY UPDATE: As it gets closer to the $1B worldwide mark, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has now shot well past $900M with $934.2M including Thursday’s grosses. The international box office portion was $22.7M for $469.6M to date. The $500M offshore threshold is approaching this weekend as is that $1B global milestone. Together, the three Star Wars titles since Disney acquired Lucasfilm have now topped $4B worldwide with $4.058B through yesterday.
The Thursday international score sets The Last Jedi at 34% behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the same state of play, and 35% above Rogue One, shifting upward after Wednesday (see below).
The comparable Force Awakens Thursday fell on New Year’s Eve in 2015 so it repped just 11% of its preceding frame that year. With the holiday not yet upon us, Jedi‘s offshore Thursday was worth 30% of last weekend. Rogue One, conversely, was playing at around the same date in 2016 and its comparable Thursday scooped 36% of its prior session.
The UK continues to show its force as the squadron leader with $80.6M to date after a $4.9M Thursday. Germany is also still strong with this one, taking $54.3M through yesterday when it added $4.4M. France ($40.2M), Japan ($33.7M) and Australia ($31.7M) continue to make up the rest of the Top 5.
We’ll have a further update on all things Jedi on Sunday.
THURSDAY UPDATE: With the force of Wednesday grosses included, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has jumped to a global cume of $891.8M. Yesterday’s international box office was worth $26.7M, a 10% increase on the previous day, lifting the overseas total to $446.9M. Worldwide, the film will pass $900M today and is due to join the $1B global club this weekend, its 3rd session.
The overseas Wednesday figure reps 35% of this past frame and poises the Rian Johnson-helmed installment to cross $500M in the coming days.
Running now just a Yoda hair above domestic, Jedi is currently playing in 54 international markets, with China to come on January 5.
At the comparable points in offshore rollout, The Last Jedi continues to run 34% behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with the porgs at 36% above Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (the latter a slight shift from yesterday, see below). The gang from the galaxy far, far away has overtaken Justice League at the international box office to rank No. 10 for 2017 thus far.
Turnstiles were notably active on Wednesday in the UK and Germany. The former remains tops on Episode VIII, now with $75.8M ($4.9M Wed) and Germany is behind it with $49.9M ($4.3M Wed). Rounding out the Top 5 are France ($37.6M), Japan ($31.9M) and Australia ($30.3M).
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: A forceful Tuesday propelled Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi to $844.2 million at worldwide box office turnstiles. As domestic saw the Resistance pass Wonder Woman on Tuesday to make Jedi the No. 2 film of 2017 in North America, results at the international box office jumped to $420.2M.
The overseas Tuesday was worth $24.2M to rep 32% of the weekend’s bounty. That’s a higher percentage than The Force Awakens two years ago, whose second Tuesday counted as 28% of the sophomore session. Conversely, Rogue One‘s second Tuesday brought in 41% of the preceding frame last year. Each of the films were impacted by the Christmas holiday.
Jedi is now running 34% behind The Force Awakens at the same stage of play internationally, and 38% ahead of Rogue One.
The UK saw a big bounce for Luke, Rey and the rest of the crew Tuesday. The Boxing Day holiday meant cinemas re-opened after most were closed on Christmas Day. The gross there has now hit $70.9M. Germany added $3M on Tuesday for $45.6M to date, followed by France at $34.6M (+$3.5M — a big 45% of the weekend). Japan has $30.7M through Tuesday and Australian cinemas have taken in $28.8M.
Spain ($15.8M), Brazil ($13.4M), Italy ($13.3M), Russia ($12.2M) and Mexico ($10.9M) round out the Top 10. Sweden, where TLJ is already the biggest movie of 2017, has lifted to almost $10M.
TLJ will pass Justice League today to become the No. 10 release of the year overseas, and is looking at $900M global box office ahead of the weekend.
TUESDAY UPDATE: After a weekend that included Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday, Star Wars: The Last Jedi unwrapped an added $42.3M globally on Monday’s Christmas Day. Of that, $14.8M comes from the international box office, repping 19% of the second weekend. The overseas cume is $396M through Monday with worldwide at $791.6M. The Rian Johnson-helmed film will cross $800M today.
Comps to 2015’s The Force Awakens are not apples-to-apples given how the calendar played out this year. On its second international Monday, TFA took in 29% of the weekend, which had Christmas Day on the Friday. This time, Jedi‘s Monday was Christmas Day, and that slowed some turnstile action — particularly in the UK, where most cinemas were closed and the film brought in just $100K. The Boxing Day holiday today will punch that up.
Globally, Monday’s figure was 29% of the weekend versus TFA‘s 25% in 2015. Rogue One‘s second Monday in 2016, conversely, was quite sizable — falling on December 26 last year and repping 44% of its weekend (which had also been impacted by the holiday).
The UK leads all markets with $67.9M, followed by Germany ($42.6M), France ($31.1M), Japan ($29.6M) and Australia ($27.2M). The latter is going to be a very busy market this week with Jumanji, Coco and countryman Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman all taking their Oz bows.
Overall overseas, Jedi‘s crystal foxes are running about 32% below The Force Awakens at the same point of play and about 40% above Rogue One. This weekend, Episode VIII became the fourth-highest-grossing film of 2017 in Europe and is the top-grossing film of 2017 in both Denmark and Sweden, the second-highest in Australia and the third-biggest in the UK.
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