Happy new year indeed!
As of Friday, December 29, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" has made $934,298,228 at the worldwide box office. It will pass the $1 billion milestone over New Year's weekend, ushering in 2018 in lucrative style.
Also as of today, the modern "Star Wars" films -- "The Force Awakens," "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and "The Last Jedi" -- have made more than $4.05 billion at the box office. That may sound like an arbitrary marker to celebrate, but Disney paid $4.05 billion for Lucasfilm in 2012; so, since Episode VII came out in 2015, the franchise has already paid for itself. (Granted, that doesn't include production and marketing costs.)
As Entertainment Weekly reported, Episode VII, "The Force Awakens," earned $2.07 billion worldwide, and "Rogue One" made $1.06 billion, on top of Episode VIII's ongoing take. Next up is "Solo: A Star Wars Story," scheduled to open May 25th, 2018, then "Star Wars: Episode IX" (still waiting for an official title) on December 20th, 2019.
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