No surprises with this movie's box office performance, particularly with the strongly favorable reviews it is receiving.
"lluminating lightsabers in 54 material overseas markets, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi showed its force with a $230.8M opening at the international box office. The figure came in slightly higher than the Sunday estimate and combined with domestic, it puts the global launch at $450.8M.
Episode VIII debuted at No. 1 in all but four offshore hubs and the $230.8M puts Rey, Finn, Poe and the gang in line with pre-opening industry expectations. The debut estimate also means the crystal foxes are running about 22.3% below The Force Awakens (in adjusted dollars). That’s not a surprise given the pent-up demand for a new Star Wars film after such a long wait in 2015. The consensus among sources is that this very well-received entry will benefit from repeat viewings with audiences taking time to digest all the elements — maybe not as long as the sarlacc, but resulting in a slower burn rate than Force Awakens."
This movie is a financial success and it looks as though it will continue to "rake in the dough" for some time. Click here to read more about the financial success of The Last Jedi from Deadline.