Domestically, all three - "The Force Awakens", "Rogue One" and "The Last Jedi" - have also managed to be the highest-grossing films of the year the last three years, despite their December release dates. Mark Hamill initially felt upset by the way the character was written as well, however, the Star Wars legend later on admitted that he realized that Luke's path was what The Last Jedi needed. The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi have earned over $4 billion combined. This is just par the course for Disney's new Star Wars movies, which have all been extremely successful commercially, and now, Star Wars has reached an impressive milestone. Likewise, it does not cover the millions spent on production and marketing. 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 also does not factor in the sales from merchandising and other side revenues.
The $4.06 billion also does not count the more lucrative marketing strategy Walt Disney Studios makes out of the Star Wars films. The next standalone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens in theaters on May 25, 2018. 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".
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If you're a box-office nerd like me, you know that the movie's box-office haul this week is actually bigger than what it pulled in during its debut weekend, and for the record, that hardly ever happens.
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