Disney's Star Wars Movies Just Passed A Significant Milestone

Nick Sanchez
January 1, 2018

The Force Awakens is now the third highest grossing film ever made and it was largely fueled by the being the first significant Star Wars release in years and it also featured the return of the original cast. Expectations are high for Rian Johnsons' The Last Jedi to pass the $1 billion mark in the next few days after it hit $934 million globally on Thursday.

In what should come as no surprise whatsoever, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is continuing to earn a lot of money.

In total, the film has earned $517 total gross at the United States box office, a massive number for a film that opened earlier in December!

The Star Wars legend, however, debunked the rumor, calling it "complete BS".

The latest installment also topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, despite still falling behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in sales. This means that one of the core messages of "Star Wars" is to set aside racial diversity for a noble goal. Analysts who spoke to TheWrap said a reasonable goal for "The Last Jedi" would be $1.4 billion, a worldwide total 30 percent less than "Force Awakens" that would put it in the top 10 highest grossing films of all-time and on the same level as "Avengers: Age of Ultron". That is the fifth largest opening in box office history. This is just par the course for Disney's new Star Wars movies, which have all been extremely successful commercially, and now, Star Wars has reached an impressive milestone. At the same time, an indirect racist slur has also been directed towards Finn (John Boyega) where a movie quote from Rose to Finn was replaced with "Heil Hitler and I don't know why I was casted in a good movie like 'Star Wars, '" due to Finn being a black character. The next standalone Star Wars movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.

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