Weekend Box Office: ‘The Last Jedi’ Crosses $1 Billion Mark as 2017 Closes

The New Year's Weekend

Well, The Force remains with Disney as Star Wars: The Last Jedi has passed $1 billion at the global box office after three weeks of release with $1.040 billion through December 31.

With a domestic total of $517 million, the latest chapter in the Skywalker Saga has also become the highest grossing film of 2017, passing the $504 million made by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast back in the spring.

Jedi also ended up on top with $52.4 million, edging Sony’s breakout Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which took in $50.5 million at 3,765 locations for the Friday-Sunday for a projected four-day total of $67 million.

Universal’s a cappella threequel Pitch Perfect 3 is sitting between Jumanji and Hugh Jackman’s musical drama The Greatest Showman with a $17.7 million 3-day total. 20th Century Fox‘s Showman is bringing in some $15.2 million in fourth.

The animated film Ferdinand (Fox’s Blue Sky Studios) rounded out the top five its third weekend with $11.6 million.

Here’s your top ten for the strong New Year’s weekend:

1. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — $52.4 million ($517.1 mil.)
2. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle” — $50.5 million ($169.8 mil.)
3. “Pitch Perfect 3” — $17.7 million ($64.2 mil.)
4. “The Greatest Showman” — $15.2 million ($48.7 mil.)
5. “Ferdinand” — $11.6 million ($53.8 mil.)
6. “Coco” — $6.5 million ($178.9 mil.)
7. “All The Money In The World” — $5.4 million ($12.6 mil)
8. “Darkest Hour” — $5.2 million ($17.9 mil.)
9. “Downsizing” — $4.6 million ($17 mil.)
10. “Father Figures” — $3.7 million ($12.7 mil.)

Launching in limited release, Aaron Sorkin‘s directorial debut Molly’s Game (STXfilms), starring Jessica Chastain, pulled in $2.3 million this weekend, while Paul Thomas Anderson and Focus Features’ Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, launched in limited release on four screens, pulling in $220,000 this weekend.

Universal’s horror sequel Insidious: The Lost Key is hitting multiplexes next weekend, but there likely won’t be a major shake-up in the top ten until Fox’s third and final Maze Runner movie, Maze Runner: The Death Curse, hits theaters in late January.