FRIDAY UPDATE: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is rounding the bend to overtake The Fate Of The Furious as the No. 11 highest-grossing film on the all-time worldwide chart. The Disney/Lucasfilm continuation of the sci-fi saga has a global cume through Thursday of $1,235.3M. Furious 8 is at $1,236.0M.
On Thursday, The Last Jedi added $5.6M from worldwide turnstiles, of which $3.9M was made at the international box office. The current domestic cume is $580.3M with $655M offshore.
Leading overseas market the UK is at $104.8M through yesterday, followed by Germany at $74.9M, France with $58.5M, Japan at $55.7M and Australia‘s $41M.
The soft China box office has lifted to just $36.4M after adding $1.6M on Thursday. It will drop off significantly there with today’s arrival of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle as the film just hasn’t been pulled into the tractor beam. That means it won’t get close to Rogue One‘s $69.5M Middle Kingdom gross.
However, overall internationally Jedi is running 30% above Rogue, and 35% below The Force Awakens. And, while China is not a market to be discounted, Jedi‘s $1.23B+ box office is hardly a reason to go exile oneself on Ahch-To.
PREVIOUS: With Monday’s grosses factored into the equation, Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has topped Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 to become the No. 12 movie on the all-time worldwide chart. The global total on the Rian Johnson-helmed Episode VIII is now $1,215.3M. The running cumes are split at $574.5M domestic and $640.8M at the international box office.
Jedi is now running 34% behind The Force Awakens and 32% ahead of Rogue One at the same stage of overseas play. It had a better than estimated weekend session at $65.9M offshore versus Sunday’s $64.7M projection. On Monday, it added $8.6M globally ($1.8M domestic/$6.8M intl).
After a lackluster performance in its China debut this past weekend, the film now counts the Middle Kingdom as the No. 6 offshore market with $31M since adding $2.4M on Monday. It’s still a disappointing performance that is currently trailing the No. 5 market, Australia, by about $9M.
Elsewhere, business is beginning to taper off in the 5th week of play, although Japan continues to throw off solid numbers and is closing in on France as the No. 3 market with $54.5M through yesterday. The UK remains in the lead at $103.4M, followed by Germany with $73.8M, France at $57.9M, Japan as noted above and Australia with $40.1M. Setting China aside, this is the same grouping of markets that responded tops to both TFA and Rogue.