Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has $45 Million Thursday Box Office

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Has $45 Million Thursday Box Office

The Force is strong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi!

The second movie of the new trilogy from director Rian Johnson amassed a whopping $45 Million in its Thursday night advance previews, giving the Disney movie the second largest domestic gross for a Thursday behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($57 million).

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now projected to have upwards of a $200 million opening weekend in addition to a $110 million Friday opening (includes Thursday). 

The film also has a 93% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, with 261 reviews counted: 242 Fresh to 19 Rotten.

I’m actually going to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi this afternoon, so check back later for my thoughts!  

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 film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017