Though it was only in theaters for the last two and a half weeks of 2017, Star Wars: The Last Jedi managed to rake in $533.1 million in ticket sales at the domestic box office, making it the No. 1 movie of the year in North America.
The previous champion was another Disney release (big surprise, right?), Beauty and the Beast, which now sits in second place with $504 million. However, as of January 1st, 2018, Beauty and the Beast remains the No. 1 movie of 2017 worldwide with close to $1.3 billion in earnings. The Last Jedi may very well pass that mark but for now, Beauty and the Beast remains the highest-grossing 2017 release overall.
The Last Jedi has now surpassed Rogue One’s domestic box office total of $532.2 million but The Force Awakens’ $936.7 million tally remains far out of reach (that film is still the highest-grossing domestic release in history). Still, being the second highest-grossing Star Wars movie of all time (not adjusted for inflation) isn’t too shabby.
For more on 2017’s highest box office earners, head over to Box Office Mojo for their comprehensive list. And stay tuned to Goliath for our list of 2017’s biggest box office bombs, which is due to be published later this week.
(Via: Box Office Mojo)