Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s opening weekend bags $450 million

The opening weekend’s total global ticket sales is the equivalent of £337 million. The nearest rival was Ferdinand which took $13 million (£10 million).

The film was placed second all-time for gross North American box office sales in an opening weekend. This constituted $220 million (£165 million) from the US and Canada.

The 2015 predecessor Star Wars: The Force Awakens took home $248 million (£185 million), a record-breaking amount for North American box offices on an opening weekend.

The Rian Johnson-directed movie is the eighth instalment of the 40-year-long franchise.

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