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The Last Jedi Box Office Predictions

by James Murphy

Doing the Math’ on the Last Jedi 

The Last Jedi appears to be breaking all kinds of box office records in its opening. All good. So here are some stats we prepared just BEFORE the movie was launched. Be interesting to compare stats at a later date.

The Last Jedi is the latest instalment in the epic Star Wars series. In fact it’s the 12th (counting EWOKS 1 and 2 and CLONE WARS!) in the series and already many people are suggesting, it could be the best. Star Wars has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world since it first hit the screens way back in 1999 and it has long since been a global phenomenon. The Last Jedi is the second film of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, following on from The Force Awakens, and it’s expected to be a box office hit.

 

The Last Jedi really picks up from where The Force Awakens left us. Rey is trying to get Luke, who has turned into a recluse, to join back up with the Resistance. Up in space, the Rebellion is left trying to scrape together their army in a sort of last stand against the mighty First Order and their Supreme Leader Snoke. There are some hugely impressive special effects along the way that include the eagerly anticipated light sabre battles, over the film’s hefty 152 minute running time.

As ever, the latest Star Wars film is extremely likely to take the world by storm. These movies have become so big and popular that even leading betting sites such as Unibet are running markets on its potential success.

As things stand, The Last Jedi is an odds on certainty to achieve a global gross revenue of at least $1 Billion, and it’s also possible that it could even reach double that too. Some are suggesting that it could go close to actually breaking the worldwide gross revenue record that is currently held by Avatar too.

The film seems destined to be a hit and one can certainly see why. First if all the franchise itself is hugely successful. It has constantly delivered hit after hit, and The Last Jedi is no different. It’s a film that really gets you close to the Skywalkers, and along with that there’s plenty of action over its two and a half hours running time; that looks great thanks to the expert skills of director and writer Rian Johnson.

The film not only looks great with some really explosive action scenes, important close up moments and top shots; but it sounds superb too. It’s a film that immediately draws in the viewer and does well in the sense that it keeps them immersed for the full length of the feature, rather than losing them half way through. It’s definitely another tick in the box for the Star Wars franchise and likely to be given 5 star reviews by most.

The Last Jedi will be a box office hit as expected, and it will go on to gross in excess of $1 billion worldwide; potentially even $2 billion. The final Star Wars sequel trilogy instalment, Episode IX, is already in development and with its release expected around this time next year; it’s highly likely to be just as successful as the previous two in the trilogy at least.

Check out The Last Jedi and we’d love to hear you were satisfied thoroughly! Even if all film is subjective: there is much of merit in this mighty movie no doubt.



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