Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” pulled in an estimated $104.8 million domestically on its first day on Friday (that includes $45m in Thursday night previews). It marks only the second movie to surpass the $100 million mark in a single day, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 with $119.1 million.
‘The Last Jedi’ is expected to easily clear the $200 million mark its first weekend. Also, and despite potential campaigned backlash against the film on certain key review sites, proper audience polling has seen audiences give the film an ‘A’ CinemaScore – which means almost everyone is happy with it and it should have a long run.
The film also launched internationally with a powerful $60.8 million in 48 markets in its first two days of release on Wednesday and Thursday, opening first in all markets bar two (Turkey and South Korea) along with the second-largest debut day of all time in Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, and Iceland.