Star Wars is easily one of the most important film franchises of all time, with many of their movies considered to be instant classics and technical marvels. Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the newest film in the behemoth franchise, looks to follow the same trend of excellence, with a current box office gross at around $220 million for opening weekend, according to Deadline. The film earned somewhere between $104 to $105 million on Friday alone, making it the second-highest Friday box office behind The Force Awakens, which grossed $119 million on Friday.
The current projection of $220 million puts The Last Jedi as the second-highest grossing box office weekend of all time behind only The Force Awakens ($247 million), which shows just how powerful the Star Wars franchise and Disney are. Analysts have also been discussing just how much The Last Jedi will gross domestically, with a current projection of $750 million. If this projection reigns true, it will the third highest domestic release behind only, again, The Force Awakens ($936 million) and Avatar ($760.5 million).
The film is currently being well-received by critics but completely split by fans. Rotten Tomatoes had the film at a 57% audience rating as of today. Why is the film receiving such mixed reviews? It seems you have to watch the film to find out!