LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Disney's latest movie in the Star Wars Franchise "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" enjoyed a warm reception in theaters over the weekend after it debuted to an astonishing $450.0M across 55 territories, according to estimates compiled by comScore.
Domestically, the "The Last Jedi" was the second highest debut for a film in box office history, notching up an impressive $220.0M, with the film coming in just behind its predecessor "The Force Awakens" which debuted to a $248 million North American opening in 2015.
The opening of the latest Star Wars blockbuster comes against the backdrop of Disney's $52.4bn bid to buy 21st Century Fox, which if the sale had already completed, would have seen Disney controlling 90% of the total domestic box office revenue over the weekend.
Fox's animated "Ferdinand" took the #2 spot in domestic box office over the weekend, adding $13.3M from North American movie-goers.
Internationally, Feng Xiaogang's China-based drama 'Youth' had a strong showing, reporting an estimated 44.3m over the weekend in just 5 territories.
The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, December 17, are below.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Disney – $450.0M
Youth – Multiple – $44.3M
Coco – Disney – $37.4M
Thousand Faces of Dunjia, The – Multiple – $27.9M
Ferdinand – 20th Century Fox – $19.5M
Wonder – Lionsgate – $14.8M
Murder On The Orient Express – 20th Century Fox – $13.3M
Steel Rain – Next Entertainment – $11.6M
Paddington 2 – Multiple – $9.7M
Daddy's Home 2 – Paramount Pictures – $9.6M
Justice League – Warner Bros. – $9.5M
Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $4.1M
The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, December 17, are below.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Disney – $220.0M
Ferdinand – 20th Century Fox – $13.3M
Coco – Disney – $10.0M
Wonder – Lionsgate – $5.4M
Justice League – Warner Bros. – $4.2M
Daddy's Home 2 – Paramount – $3.8M
Thor: Ragnarok – Disney – $3.0M
Disaster Artist, The – A24 – $2.6M
Murder On The Orient Express – 20th Century Fox – $2.5M
Lady Bird – A24 – $2.1M
Star, The – Sony – $1.8M
Shape Of Water, The – Fox Searchlight – $1.7M